Text Recommendation

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 22:18:18 UTC 2012

On 04/30/2012 05:03 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Ric Moore<wayward4now at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 04/30/2012 04:14 PM, Doug 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.
>> Heh, after they squashed system-v, half of what is in those old RedHat
>> manuals is deader than a doornail. I miss the old days. I had 20 users
>> telneted into our MUD on a 486 with 32 megs of memory, no sweat. You were a
>> weenie if you actually rebooted. I reboot more frequently now that I did
>> with Win3.1  :) Ric
> Why?  I reboot the desktop for kernel updates primarily.  My laptop
> dual-boots, so you can't blame the system(s) for the frequency on that
> machine.

Back in the day, you could just init 1 then init 5 and save having to do 
the reboot. Remember?? heh, then you could proudly post your uptime in 
months, or in a few cases years, instead of days. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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