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Linux Pocket Guide

Linux Pocket Guide [Kindle Edition]

Daniel J. Barrett
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Product Description

If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The second edition has expanded from Fedora-only coverage to distro-neutral, with practical information on a wider range of commands requested by readers.

Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path for Linux use, rather than Linux programming and system administration. You’ll find options for the most useful commands, grouped by functionality. For novices who need to get up to speed on Linux use, and experienced users who want a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.

About the Author

Daniel J. Barrett has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently working as a software engineer, Dan has also been a heavy metal singer, Unix system administrator, university lecturer, web designer, and humorist. He is the author of O'Reilly's Linux Pocket Guide, and he is the coauthor of Linux Security Cookbook, and SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 617 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1449316697
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 2 edition (8 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,034 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, great size, great price. 16 April 2012
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The first thing you will notice about the Linux Pocket Guide is it's small. It's compact. But, it's packed full of great information and more. If you want to learn about the Linux command-line interface (CLI), this is the perfect book for you. For beginners and novices, it's a great help guide. For system admins and experts, it's a indexed, concise reference guide. It provides a huge collection of information - ranging from the basics of directory listing and file operations, to intermediate commands like process control, to every other command on the Linux CLI. It's not just a reference guide. It goes into some detail about the shell interfaces, file-systems, directories and more. And, it's extremely portable. System Administrators love the Linux Pocket Guide as it's so easy to carry - you can take it anywhere. Whether you're a network manager and administrator or a Linux user, this book is for you. It tells you how the exact command is used and gives you an in-depth description about uses of a certain Linux operation - in organised groups and indexes at the back of the book to help you get the most out of the book. With syntax, operations and more - in one book. Instead of typing "help" and having to browse through lines of nondescript help text, get the Linux Pocket Guide and learn with a practical and concise guide - not help text. Although the guide is tailored to Fedora Linux, most of the information applies to any Linux system. I think the guide is essential for any Linux toolkit, and indeed: any Linux user. It contains everything: command use, a very concise description and even the Linux package which is associated with the command. It's an amazing read - from users learning the ropes to the experts: everyone needs a copy of the Linux Pocket Guide from O'Reilly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An indispensable ready reference 2 Nov 2012
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This little book is great for new (like myself) and experienced (I presume) Linux users alike. You can read some of the early sections as a standalone introduction to Linux commands if you want, but its real strengths lie in looking up terminal commands - online articles or forum posts will often instruct you to type something in the terminal and hit Enter, without explaining what the command means or describing the numerous options and what they're for. Sometimes you can't even find that sort of info from online Linux help pages, and in those cases this book is indispensable. To illustrate this, I lent this book to a friend two weeks ago and in that time I've found myself wishing I still had it about half a dozen times!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for a beginner 24 Jun 2013
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This book is exactly what it claims. An handbook for beginners to get used to command line. In hindsight I should have purchased a hard copy than the kindle version I did. It would make a good referencing material when stuck.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect balance. 12 Sep 2012
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Just the right amount of information, for new starter, or forgetful user alike, presented in a friendly, easy to grasp way, but still enough information for most Linux users. Not a total, all inclusive guide to every Linux command, but plenty for the average system user, or budding system administrator. If you are already a Linux expert, you don't need this, but if you are new to the Linux shell, any flavour, or just need a quick reference to the most used commands, in plain speak, this is for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars super mini reference book - very useful 7 Jun 2012
By socokev
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Whilst I'm not new to Linux, I am new to using the command line in a bit more depth.
This book, along with a short course I'm doing is invaluable.

It contains all of the commands you are actually likely to need.
It doesn't give all commands and it doesn't give all options but it makes an ideal beginner reference book.

The only problem I've found is that sometimes the explanations are a little sparse so I think it assumes you have some knowledge - but then again it doesn't purport to teach - just be a reference.

if you're doing a course to learn about CLI or you're happy to search elsewhere for explanations then this is

Highly recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 28 Jun 2014
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Very good book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Linux Pocket Guide 28 Feb 2014
By Will C
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This a handy reference tool any Linux user would want by their right hand. I'm no expert, so I don't profess to be qualified to pick holes in it. Does what it says on the tin.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, well worth a look for Linux Lovers 12 Feb 2014
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This book is well worth a look by anyone who likes Linux of any type, and has came in very useful to me. I keep it in my bag always.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars re guide
Great quick ref guide - say what it is on the cover - I use it most days as a quick reminder of command line entries
Published 11 days ago by paul illingworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
Great quick reference for the Linux command line - the way real men do it! Beard not obligatory. GUI is the easy way out and that is no way to learn.
Published 7 months ago by DrTeeth
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy but could have better choice of content
Gives example commands for everyday activities, but I'd want another guide (or "man" or internet!) for details on all switches and arguments. Read more
Published 7 months ago by P. Windridge
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Little Book
A very useful little book for reference and open book exams; may not be what you're looking for if you have a fair bit of experience.
Published 7 months ago by Waylander101
4.0 out of 5 stars Usefull
Very useful.
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Published 15 months ago by Andrew Graves
4.0 out of 5 stars Great pocket guide
Great pocket guide - sufficient
adequate for the pocket
a lot better that previous editions - covers more linux distributions
Published 15 months ago by Peter Schumann
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential purchase for anyone using Linux - it never leaves my desk...
In a nutshell: If you work with Linux in any way you need this book. Full stop. Not only is it a great reference for day-to-day commands (for novice and expert alike), but it is... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Daniel Bryant
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice reference
I no longer review items because Amazon insists that you complete the comment section in full , and I do not wish to spend my time doing this unless I have had an exceptional... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mr. Campbell D. Morrison
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy to have
Handy little book, if you don't have a regular background using Linux. It fits easily into your notebook backpack and is fairly comprehensive when you need it.
Published 17 months ago by L. Rushton
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