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A great Linux/Unix shell resource

I am a BIG fan of the old adage that says “The best things in life are free.” Of course, one of the very best FREE things is the GNU/Linux operating system. However, to take full advantage of Linux, one should learn the Linux command line . Sure, there are enough books to buy out there on the subject of Linux to fill a library and spend a not so small fortune in the process. But why spend that money and fill bookshelves with books you will likely only skim through or outright never read when one of the very, very best books on the subject is 100% free? I am referring to the book by William E. Shotts, Jr. – The Linux Command Line. This is by far the best book on the subject of the Linux command line and scripting that I have ever read. The truth is, it is one of the best books on this subject for Linux or Unix out there. While specifically targeted at the Linux operating system, much of it is applicable across the whole family of what is called Unix-like operating systems including Linux(in its many various distributions), the BSD Unix family(FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, etc.), System V Unix systems including Solaris/OpenSolaris, HP-UX, and even Mac OS X. In truth, all of these operating systems share far more in common in their use of the command line and utilities than they differ, so The Linux Command Line is a great resource for them all. I highly recommend this book!









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