on 1 June 2016
As a long-time Windows user who now uses Linux, and who is curious (but puzzled) about the command line of Linux, this little book is a welcome addition to my reading/study of Linux. There's enough basic stuff to make sense to me as a newcomer, and enough examples of how to use the command line to encourage me to have a go - always the best way to learn anything. But there's far more in this book than just a 'how-to for beginners'. Though there are introductions to web browsing and browsers, the book is jam-packed with command line commands and examples. The Kindle allowed me to search for 'permissions', as in file permissions, and explained just what that rwxr means, too. In fact I bought both the Kindle and the paperback, which has an excellent index, and is easy to flip through for what you seek. The paperback is a small book but with a clearly readable type face and size. A Guide to refer to, again and again. For this book the saying is true, that good things come in small packages.