Synopses & Reviews
This book is attractive and useful to all Linux users period. All Linux users and administrators tend to like the flexibility and speed of Linux administration from the command line in byte-sized chunks, instead of fairly standard GUIs. The book follows a task-oriented approach and is distribution agnostic.
This is Linux for those of us who don?t mind typing. All Linux users and administrators tend to like the flexibility and speed of Linux administration from the command line in byte?sized chunks, instead of fairly standard graphical user interfaces. Beginning the Linux Command Line follows a task?oriented approach and is distribution-agnostic.Work with files and directories. Administer users and security. Understand how Linux is organized. What you?ll learn Finding help from in?system resources Finding the right command for the task you have to accomplish Working with text editors and intelligent filters Shell programming Managing partitions and file systems Configuring access to hardware devices Who this book is for
Everyone who uses Linux. No exceptions.
This book is for anyone who wants to master Linux from the command line. When writing it, I had in mind system administrators, software developers, and enthusiastic users who want to get things going from the Linux command line. For beginning users, this may be a daunting task, as Linux commands often have many options documented only in pages that are not that easy to understand. This book is distribution agnostic. That is, while writing it, I ve checked all items against Ubuntu, Red Hat, and SUSE. Since most distributions are quite similar to one of these three, this book should help you with other distributions as well. There is only one item in the book that is not distribution agnostic: the Appendix, which explains how to install OpenSUSE. I ve chosen to cover installation of just one distribution, because if you don t have any Linux installed yet, you probably don t care what you install. If you do care what distribution to work with, you probably have it installed already."
Linux users and administrators like the flexibility and speed of Linux administration from the command line in byte-sized chunks, instead of fairly standard GUIs. Following a task-oriented approach, this guide explains how to work with files and directories, administer users and security, understand how Linux is organized, and more.