The Linux Command Line book

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Re: The Linux Command Line book

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Reminds me of the DOS handbook I used long ago. Downloaded and put into my Linux library. I'm sure this will be of good help.
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Re: The Linux Command Line book

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BenTrabetere wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:50 am
JoeFootball wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:49 am
As of hours ago (2019-01-17), it's now been updated to its Fifth Edition.
This is one of the rare instances where reviving an ancient thread is a Good Thing. :D

Thanks for the update.
totally agree and very happy i came here just to look over some of the topic here. i've looked for something like this several times and never found a "book" like this before. personally, i can't using the command line but it has came in handy a few times when i needed help!

thanks :)
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The 100 Irrelevant Linux Things Nobody Gives a Hoot About post, the prologue.

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... already on page 3 he errors, though:
If you highlight some text by holding down the left mouse button and dragging the mouse over it (or double clicking on a word), it is copied into a buffer maintained by X. Pressing the middle mouse button will cause the text to be pasted at the cursor location.
The X "selection" mechanism works fundamentally different than as expressed in the (by me) bolded part; there is specifically normally no buffer involved in copy and paste. Only upon latter, paste, does the destination application request that the originator application hand over the selection (while converting it to a format as specified by the destination as part of the request). That is to say, conceptually it is a copy straight from originator to destination, without an intermediate "buffer" involved. Of course, the request goes via/through the X server, but conceptually it is other than that still not involved. An older mechanism does make use of by X maintained cut buffers but this is for all intents and purposes obsolete.

How's that for a prologue? I'm envisioning a book myself here...
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Re: The 100 Irrelevant Linux Things Nobody Gives a Hoot About post, the prologue.

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rene wrote:... already on page 3 he errors ...
Let him know! :)
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rene wrote:I'm envisioning a book myself here...
I genuinely look forward to that. :)

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Re: The 100 Irrelevant Linux Things Nobody Gives a Hoot About post, the prologue.

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JoeFootball wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Let him know! :)
Done... :?
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Re: The Linux Command Line book

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The previous edition was a godsend for me. Thanks for the update. Got it.
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Re: The Linux Command Line book

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fyi to all, the Fifth Edition just received a minor update this morning, where it now has a corrected table of contents. Details unknown, but a slightly larger file size, but still the same 555 page count.

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Re: The Linux Command Line book

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Received notice this morning that my 2nd edition book is on the way!

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1593279523

While I love the PDF, I also like to read in more comfortable positions and without a screen in front of my eyes. I know, heresy. :D

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Re: The Linux Command Line book

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Thanks for the update! Not sure where I first read about this book (maybe in this thread?) but will get the new version now & use Calibre to send to my e-reader (I'll do an ePub version as well, to see which has better formatting).
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about other formats, by his blog post It appears the agreement with NoStarch press is for all forms published other than PDF and HTML. Not sure if this prohibits print on demand services like lulu.com but does seem to confirm that unless NoStarch releases other formats then we will not see them (note, they do provide a digital copy, "free ebook- pdf, mobi, ePub" with hard copy purchase).
ref: https://lcorg.blogspot.com/2012/01/anno ... om-no.html
My publishing agreement with No Starch Press grants them exclusive rights to produce the printed version and all electronic versions except PDF and HTML. Those formats will remain mine.
Some ebooks force a border, wasting valuable screen space & making the text too small to read, so it's probably better to get the .pdf & use that or convert it than to download in ePub format. :wink:
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Re: The Linux Command Line book

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Thanks for the more recent thread bump; I've downloaded this and will stick it on to my kindle tomorrow with the intention of getting some idea what I'm doing when using the terminal :)
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