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The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 942 KB
  • Print Length: 125 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC (2 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007CD3SOI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,187 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What's to say? It's awash with typos, skims lightly over topics, contains a lot of shameless plugs and even contains some authorial misconceptions ( my favourite was 'man functions a lot like less' - it should; man uses the less pager to display info) that said it is very easy to understand and it's very cheap - well thats why you're looking at it right?

As a linux user of some 6 years, I bought this book as a light reading alternative to a real jargon brick of a book I'm working on. The writing style is verycleR to new users and covers a broad range of commands.

Where this book falls down is in it's content. It's all over the place - lengthy detailed description of how to change file and directory ownership, almost just a casual nod to installing software. The author clearly wrote the book to sell a book, but it feels like a 1st draft. The author skims some parts because he doesn't have a full comprehension of the answer. I see he has an ubuntu guide, so my guess is there's almost nothing on package management because he doesn't know RPM, Yum (wow that read like a wikipedia first paragraph) or Yast.

This could easily be a 5* book, but the author has not put the effort in to plan it out. I did notice his categories are in the same order as a couple of lpi texts, so I figure the structure was lifted from another text. Could really do with rethinking from a beginners perspective.

All in all i enjoyed the read. It was a refresher for me and i completed it in 6 days of commuting. That said the only new thing I learned was the apropos command, but then it's the same as man -k which i did know but isn't covered. I suppose that's it; this is a great guid for understanding what a command is used for. You just might not always get told how to use it.
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Explains key commands, and options/switches, in an easy to use way. Deliberately leaves out details that won't be of use and might confuse a beginner, these can always be looked up in the man files (see the book) or googled but the key information of what commands exist and where to start is extremely useful.
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Written really well. It is great for people who want to become more familiar with the command line, or who are just starting.
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I really liked the style of this book. It deals with a geeky subject in a non-geeky way so it is easy to. It is a beginner's guide, not a reference manual, and its layout lends itself to that. Unfortunately there are quite a few typos which took the edge of some of the learning points.
Jonathan is not only a technical author but a novelist as well. He mentions that. That's fine but I thought adding a chapter of one of his novels to this book was going too far.
But for the price it is a worthy read for anyone needing an introduction to Linux command line.
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This is an essential purchase for anyone who wants to start using the terminal and wasn't sure where to begin. Whilst it doesn't cover everything it gives a good starting point.
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For less than £1 this is well worth purchasing. I found it a great help to get me started with the command line in puppy Linux.
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I got this as I was frustrated with having to go through larger Linux books to find out simple commands. I have an understanding of several operating systems so were familiar with general concepts, but this little book did cover the main things required to get started with Linux. I will have to get other works to go deeper but at least now I am up an running. This is a good little starter book, for most varieties of Linux, especially that used in Raspberian with the Raspberry Pi. I recommend it.
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Brilliant - This will be extreamly useful - The book is exactly what I'm looking
for a simple organized introduction
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