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If you can read it, you dont need it
on 3 February 2002
This book is a highly condensed survey of the programming methods available in linux.As such it is useful.Because of the condensation, frequent reference to the various documentation facilities available within linux is necessary. Here is where it gets sticky. You have to find out for yourself how to navigate the documentation. As a for instance; to discover information about the built in functions in perl, type perldoc -f split.
I use split as an example, substitute for split the function in question.This is not obvious to the newbie reader and it will involve considerable work to discover it. This kind of information is not available in the book as it so easily could be and so a good effort is spoiled.