Text Recommendation

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 21:01:11 UTC 2012

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Doug <dmcgarrett at optonline.net> wrote:
> On 04/30/2012 03:45 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Bahn, Nathan wrote:
>>> Please accept this apology for being too vague.  I'm looking for a
>>> good Linux (C.L.I.) instruction manual -- preferably one with good
>>> exercises to complete.  I ask this because I'm tired of being too
>>> dependent upon the G.U.I.
>> Try to find something here:
>> <http://www.tldp.org/guides.html>
>> <http://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html>
>> Nils
> There are some bash programming texts on the 'Net. One humongous
> one is "Advanced Bash Scripting Guide" by Mendel Cooper (About 700 pages
> altogether!) and there is an O'Reilly freebie, "bash Pocket Reference" by
> Arnold Robbins.  (At least I think it was free--if not, it's very cheap.)
> An excellent command reference is another O'Reilly book that you'll have
> to buy--"Linux in a Nutshell--A Desktop Quick Reference" by Siever, Figgins,
> Love and Robbins. It's been published in successive editions since 1997;
> I have the sixth edition of 2009.  This is a real paper book, 900 pages.
> It's the best $50 I ever spent on Linux! I use it at least once a week.
> If you could find an old RedHat or SuSE Linux manual (or pair) from around
> 2000 or earlier, before everything got GUI-fied, there was some useful stuff
> there
> that is not so easy to locate anymore. If there's a nearby Linux club,
> somebody
> may have one they might give you. I seem to have lost mine.

O'Reilly books are great, but none of them is really a textbook with
examples.  I own maybe 70 of their books, mostly e-books any more, so
I think highly of them, but learning from them has the usual

Kevin O'Gorman, PhD

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