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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.
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on 24 June 2013
This book is exactly what it claims. An handbook for beginners to get used to command line. In hindsight I should have purchased a hard copy than the kindle version I did. It would make a good referencing material when stuck.
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on 5 April 2013
I no longer review items because Amazon insists that you complete the comment section in full , and I do not wish to spend my time doing this unless I have had an exceptional experience. It means I can't actually enter my rating - which I genuinely want to do. Shame on you Amazon. As far as this item is concerned I would not given it a rating if I didn't like it.
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on 3 February 2015
Good to have around
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