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on 1 May 2014
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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on 13 November 2017
Linux command line (terminal) has similarities with MSDOS but is far more powerful. Thus guide is good for Linux users who want to make the most of the Terminal.
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on 22 January 2013
Well written and ideal for someone new to Linux as it leads you gently into the topic and is not full of jargon.
At this price it is good value for money. Similar information can be found on the internet for nothing but it's much better to have this on your kindle so you can refer to it when trying out the commands.
You have nothing to lose by buying this !
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on 19 November 2017
Should be OK for the project
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on 23 September 2017
Difficult to follow
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on 23 March 2017
The time I spend using this as an information resource is very well spent and the guide proves itself time and time again...read it and use it
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on 9 September 2017
I really enjoy this book. It is detailed and simple. Thank you
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on 25 March 2017
Readable
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on 16 May 2013
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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on 3 April 2013
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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