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Linux Commands

Post by Rebel Dog » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:59 am

I am looking for a good Command Line book that will help me learn Linux and improve my skills.

Any recommendations :?: ?
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Re: Linux Comands

Post by austin.texas » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:23 am

Are you looking for a printed book?
There are a lot of online resources.
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Re: Linux Comands

Post by richyrich » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:53 am

CommandlineFu !
What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.

Delete that bloated snippets file you've been using and share your personal repository with the world. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too.

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Re: Linux Commands

Post by Rebel Dog » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:02 am

I'm gong to try and hit Barnes and Noble, See what they have. I like printed stuff.
As long as I am forced to use computers I will be a die hard Linux guy.
Any favourites?
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Re: Linux Commands

Post by LinuxJim » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:22 pm

Rebel Dog wrote:I'm gong to try and hit Barnes and Noble, See what they have. I like printed stuff.
Any favourites?
Here are a few good ones:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/practic ... 1101635876

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/linux-r ... 0071492478

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lin ... 1593273897

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/linux-c ... 1118983843

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Re: Linux Commands

Post by Rebel Dog » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:05 pm

TANKS PS I like your avatar.
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Re: Linux Commands

Post by slipstick » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:06 pm

LinuxJim wrote:Here are a few good ones:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/practic ... 1101635876
In addition to the above book by Mark Sobell, I recommend this one if you also want other info in addition to commands:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-pract ... 0133927313

I'm slowly plowing through it and learning a lot. This 1300 page tome has close to 300 pages on the shell, in addition to just about anything else you'd want to know about Ubuntu (or its derivatives, like Mint).

At least four chapters on shell commands and utilities:
Chapter 5: The Shell - 33 pages
Chapter 7: The Linux Utilities - 61 pages
Chapter 9: The Bourne Again Shell (bash) - 95 pages
Chapter28: Programming the Bourne Again Shell (bash) - 100 pages

Clear explanations with lots of examples. Get the fourth edition published in 2015 (third was published in 2011).
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Re: Linux Commands

Post by Mute Ant » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:12 pm

I am still searching for my copy...
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Re: Linux Commands

Post by Hans_Bosch » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:34 am

kind regards,
Hans.

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Re: Linux Commands

Post by Habitual » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:24 am

Linux Shell Script Programming / Edition 1- Barnes-and-Noble
Linux Shell Script Programming / Edition 1- Amazon

and since $100.00 + dollars for a collegiate publication is a bit much:
Here's the "on-the-cheap" links you should save. ;)

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners- ... index.html
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/
http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual ... index.html
http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/abs-guide.pdf
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ
http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfalls
http://mylinuxbook.com/linux-shell-environment/
http://www.subsignal.org/doc/AliensBash ... 20Contents
http://www.rigacci.org/docs/biblio/offl ... -09.12.pdf
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/
http://mylinuxbook.com/bash-shell-scripting-part-i/
http://mylinuxbook.com/bash-shell-scripting-2/
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommandLineResources
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal
http://linuxcommand.org/lc3_learning_the_shell.php
http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/
http://linux-shell-commands.jimdo.com/
http://flossmanuals.net/command-line
http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/
http://www.codecoffee.com/tipsforlinux/index-linux.html

and 100s more. All Serious Linux Users have bookmarks of stuff they may never use.
It comes from years of search engine "abuse", or "Google Hacking" as it was called "back in the Day."

For most general things Linux, there's NixCraft. One of the best, and I respect few, and NixCraft is a Keeper.

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Re: Linux Commands

Post by Dngrsone » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:34 pm

I am currently reading the eBook version of Shotts' Linux Command Line, and it's pretty good, in my opinion.
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Re: Linux Commands

Post by Tomgin5 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:51 pm

I picked up one!
Linux Phrasebook, Essential codes and commands (second edition) by Scott Granneman. It looks good and has some useful things. I very seldom use terminal.
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Re: Linux Commands

Post by richlion2 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:58 pm

http://xray0.princeton.edu/~phil/Facili ... _crib.html
Linux commands with some examples. So many people create sites with so called cribsheets, commans you may use every day. Worth starting there and learning.

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Re: Linux Commands

Post by ivan-the-idiot » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:08 pm

I've been using O'Riely's "Running Linux" for the course I teach, but I am changing next term to the "Debian System Administrator's Handbook"

https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/

Since Mint is based on Ubuntu and Ubuntu is based on Debian, it should be good to go for ya.

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Re: Linux Commands

Post by atari800 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:18 am

Rebel Dog wrote:I am looking for a good Command Line book that will help me learn Linux and improve my skills.
What other operating systems are you knowledgeable in? If you are coming from DOS then this would help:
http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/unix_f ... users.html
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