- 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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- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
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- #13 in Kindle Store > Books > Computing > Operating Systems > Linux
- #15 in Books > Computers & Internet > Software & Graphics > Internet Applications > Web-server Software > UNIX & Linux Operating Systems > Introduction to Linux
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The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book on the strength of the pretty girl on the cover, imagine my surprise to find it was about computers.Published 2 months ago by RInZurich
Good introduction to the basics of linux. If I was to buy this again I would probably buy the paperback version rather than the kindle download. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr David Waterhouse
Basic but complete and well explained. In my case i have found specific Raspberry Pi tutorials which can be used instead.Published 16 months ago by C. Cartmel
Just the thing for helping you through those hard to remember commands.Published 16 months ago by Steve.
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