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The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide by [Moeller, Jonathan]
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4.2 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

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  • 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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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,456 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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I got this as I was frustrated with having to go through larger Linux books to find out simple commands. I have an understanding of several operating systems so were familiar with general concepts, but this little book did cover the main things required to get started with Linux. I will have to get other works to go deeper but at least now I am up an running. This is a good little starter book, for most varieties of Linux, especially that used in Raspberian with the Raspberry Pi. I recommend it.
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A brilliantly structured and clearly written introduction to using the Linux command-line interface. Topics are split up with a chapter to explain concepts and terminology and a separate chapter to detail actual commands and their use. Even with a knowledge of DOS the Linux command line is not intuitive. So this book is an indispensable tool to help you get started understanding and using the Linux CLI. An amazing bargain at this price!
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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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If you are really new to command line and command line Linux I would recommend this book. It doesn't go into great detail but it is a good start ad you can always use it as an introduction to Linux command shell etc... This s good @ a low cost price. I wouldn't pay any more than 2 pound for it. But would recommend it, for beginners in which I was when I bought this.
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I really liked the style of this book. It deals with a geeky subject in a non-geeky way so it is easy to. It is a beginner's guide, not a reference manual, and its layout lends itself to that. Unfortunately there are quite a few typos which took the edge of some of the learning points.
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.
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I bought this to help me resolve problems with an Android-based tablet PC. (Android was developed based closely on Linux). I knew nothing about Linux or Android (although I used to have quite a good knowledge of MSDOS), and this little guide proved invaluable in coming to terms with the basics of Android. Nicely low-priced, and downloaded to my Kindle app whilst I was away from home. Much appreciated.
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