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    good book on command line


    whats a good book that will teach you the basics and a little more of command line...or do you just surf around and practice different tutorials

    i downloaded the free book The Linux® Command Line
    William E. Shotts, Jr.

    is it any good...or would you reco anything else...

    thanks

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    Have a look at this
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
    It'll happen to you too."

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    If it is still obtainable, Unix in a Nutshell (O'Reilly) is the most useful I know of. Mine is 1996 edition, but nothing has changed (well, almost nothing).

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    Personally I learned a lot from the web. When i needed to know something i just looked up a tutorial and applied it to the thing i wanted to do. I learned it that way faster, by direct example and practice.

    I recomend the Advanced bash scripting guide. (cant post link)
    Look up on google or DDG "Advanced bash scripting guide" and it should be the first result.

    You can learn a lot from it even if you do not consider yourself "advanced" things will just stick.

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    Linux in a Nutshell from O'Reilly

    I have the 4th edition, and it covers the commands, vi, bash, tcsh, emacs, sed, gawk, cvs, rcs, Gnome and Kde. 896 pages. I just checked and they are on the 6th Edition now. A great reference book to have on your shelf.

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    whats a good book that will teach you the basics and a little more of command line...or do you just surf around and practice different tutorials

    i downloaded the free book The Linux® Command Line
    William E. Shotts, Jr.

    is it any good...or would you reco anything else...

    thanks

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    thanks for all that...busy with The Linux® Command Line
    William E. Shotts, Jr. finding it fantastic!!!

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