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Linux for Beginners and Command Line Kung Fu (Bundle): An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line [Kindle Edition]

Jason Cannon
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Save when you buy this two book bundle - Linux for Beginners AND Command Line Kung Fu

Linux for Beginners information:

If you want to learn how to use Linux, but don't know where to start read on.

Knowing where to start when learning a new skill can be a challenge, especially when the topic seems so vast. There can be so much information available that you can't even decide where to start. Or worse, you start down the path of learning and quickly discover too many concepts, commands, and nuances that aren't explained. This kind of experience is frustrating and leaves you with more questions than answers.

Linux for Beginners doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this book. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.

Here is what you will learn by reading Linux for Beginners:

  • How to get access to a Linux server if you don't already.

  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.

  • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers. Screenshots included.

  • What SSH is and how to use it, including creating and using SSH keys.

  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.

  • The basic Linux commands you'll use most often.

  • Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories.

  • Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files.

  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.

  • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.

  • Two methods to search for files and directories.

  • How to compare the contents of files.

  • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them.

  • How and why to redirect input and output from applications.

  • How to customize your shell prompt.

  • How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history.

  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.

  • How to switch users and run processes as others.

  • Where to go for even more in-depth coverage on each topic.

Command Line Kung Fu information:

Become a Linux Ninja with Command Line Kung Fu!

Do you think you have to lock yourself in a basement reading cryptic man pages for months on end in order to have ninja like command line skills?

In reality, if you had someone share their most powerful command line tips, tricks, and patterns you'd save yourself a lot of time and frustration. What if you could look over the shoulder of a good friend that just happened to be a command line guru? What if they not only showed you the commands they were using, but why they were using them and exactly how they worked? And what if that friend took the time to write all of it down so you can refer to it whenever you liked?

Well, a friend did just that. Command Line Kung Fu is packed with dozens of tips and over 100 practical real-world examples. You won't find theoretical examples in this book. The examples demonstrate how to solve actual problems and accomplish worthwhile goals.

The tactics are easy to find, too. Each chapter covers a specific topic and groups related tips and examples together. For example, if you need help extracting text from a file look in the "Text Processing and Manipulation" chapter.

Also, a comprehensive index is included. If you want to find every example where a given command is used -- even if it's not the main subject of the tip -- look in the index. It will list every single place in the book where that command appears.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2095 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JU5OG38
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not really for the absolute beginner 25 Sept. 2014
By Wilkie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Not really for the absolute beginner, and not for people with old brains.
The writer obviously knows his stuff, but for someone who has been running windows on his
computers for the last 15 years or so the transition isn't easy and I feel I need letting down a bit more gently.
I have no doubt that this book will come into its own in time- but not just not yet.
The little grey cells don't work like they used to alas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great combination of a beginners primer and advanced one liners! 30 April 2014
By Donnie W Webb - Published on
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I have been a sysadmin for many years and I found both books to be very clearly and consisely written. Definately worth the price!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Books! (Two Books in One) 1 July 2014
By Harry Flowers - Published on
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Linux for Beginners explains the basics for users coming from other operating systems. It pretty much leads you by the hand on getting started, even telling you ways to get access to a Linux system to work with as you go through the rest of the book. It's definitely intended for hands-on learning that you'll be able to use and remember.

The more advanced Command Line Kung Fu has interesting commands that will provide tips and tricks for beginners to even very experienced Unix and Linux users. So, whether you've just finished the beginner book, you're experienced but a bit rusty on shell programming, or already have good command line "kung fu", this is a good read for you!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as any Publishing House book 16 Nov. 2014
By EngineerDude - Published on
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Jason Cannon's book shows that, indeed, it is possible to have you create a book as good, and sometimes better, than those that have editors and publishers galore, for example Schott's "The Linux Command Line", and Blum's "Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting". While I recommend all three books if you need to be die-hard Linux wizard, what especially recommends Cannon's book is that he takes the time to explain what other books simply find too easy to explain (for example, umask and chmod). In addition, Cannon revels in pearls and shortcuts, and giving away his polished command line sequences that are both remarkably intuitive once you know them, and totally elusive until somebody tells you. In addition, Cannon takes the time to explain SSH and connecting --yes, perhaps a bit too dense if starting to learn Unix, and a bit unnecessary for the expert, but still certainly very, very practical. It is not uncommon to find the Linux newbie ready to go, with basic commands under his belt learned and memorized, just to be stumped at time of logging. Cannon's SSH initial chapters are a fresh blast of air, and gives folks confidence with Linux, as opposed to becoming totally stumped at first.

That is, of course, not to say that at times the book feels slightly rushed. Command Line Kung Fu, for example, worth the price on its own, would be made into a serious reference with an expansion on other frequent command options, and examples. Overall, this book offers the newbie something rarely offered: the ability to learn Linux, and begin using pearls and exotic but useful command sequences that are usually reserved for those 'in the know' with many years of experience. Get a few of these command sequences under your belt, and you will impress even the most die-hard Linux guru.
5.0 out of 5 stars Learning Linux 27 Dec. 2014
By Ryan - Published on
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Great guide for beginners. I've learned some useful stuff that I haven't known before reading this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 Dec. 2014
By K. Snyder - Published on
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Exactly as expected
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