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The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Moeller
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide gives users new to Linux an introduction to the command line environment.

In the Guide, you'll learn how to:

-Copy, move, and delete files and directories.

-Create, delete, and manage users.

-Create, delete, and manage groups.

-Use virtual terminals.

-Use the bash shell.

-Safely use the root account with su and sudo.

-Change permissions and ownership of files and directories.

-Create and edit text files from the command line, without using a graphical editor.

-Diagnose network connectivity problems.

-And many other topics.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Standing over six feet tall, Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.

He has written the "Demonsouled" trilogy of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write the "Ghosts" sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the "Computer Beginner's Guide" series of computer books, and numerous other works.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great indroduction 16 May 2013
By Nate
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really well written and helpful 3 April 2013
By TP
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful reference to have on hand. 12 Feb 2013
By abrahad
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Purchase 21 Jan 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading 1 May 2014
By JJ
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Linux Command Line Guide for Beginners 28 Sep 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent article, good for beginners to Linux 10 July 2014
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very well written, excellent article, good for beginners to Linux.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 July 2014
By pw
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A good general introduction for the novice, but probably not that useful for those with experience.
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