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Linux in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly)) Paperback – 6 Aug 2005

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  • Paperback: 944 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 5 edition (6 Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596009305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596009304
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 600,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This updated fifth edition covers all substantial user, programming, administration, and networking commands for the most common Linux distributions Considered by many to be the most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux available. No matter how you use Linux, you need the quick access to information this book provides.

About the Author

Ellen Siever is a writer and editor specializing in Linux and other open source topics. In addition to Linux in a Nutshell, she co-authored O'Reilly's Perl in a Nutshell. She is a long-time Linux and Unix user, and was a programmer for many years until she decided that writing about computers was more fun.

Aaron Weber is a technical writer for Novell, Inc. who wrote the section on GNOME in O'Reilly's Running Linux. He's also published in Interex Enterprise Solutions (interex.com) and Boston's Weekly Dig (www.weeklydig.com), and is the host of secretlyironic.com.

Stephen Figgins administrates Linux servers for Sunflower Broadband in Lawrence, KS. He also writes, edits and consults on computing topics. He balances this with his study of nature. Through the Plainscraft school of living (http://www.plainscraft.com), he teaches wilderness awareness and survival skills including animal tracking, edible and medicinal plants and matchless fire making.

Robert Love is a contributing editor at Linux Journal and authored Linux Kernel Development (Sams). He works in Novell's Ximian Desktop Group as a kernel hacker and graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Arnold Robbins is a professional programmer and technical author who has worked with Unix systems since 1980. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for awk and is currently the maintainer of gawk (GNU project's version of awk) and its documentation. Arnold co-authored of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor.

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