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Fantastic complete reference book,
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This review is from: Linux in a Nutshell: a Desktop Quick Reference (Paperback)
As its title suggests, this is a reference guide to Linux, containing a complete reference of all user, programming, administration and networking commands. The book is split into seventeen chapters each discribing a different aspect of Linux, starting with an overview of Linux. It then proceeds into the reference section, Linux user commands, shells, pattern matching, EMACS editor, VI editor, Ex editor, sed editor, Gawk scripting language, programming, RCS and CVS, Perl 5 Quick Reference, system and network administration, and boot methods. Each chapter starts with a short explanation of its subject, then goes into the commands that are available in a sensible order. Each command is given as much detail as necessary. For example, the copy command is very short with little detail, whereas routed is explained in more detail.