Rashkae ubuntu at
Mon Nov 23 02:46:26 UTC 2015

On 15-11-22 09:34 PM, Scott Blair wrote:
> I joined this list for two reasons. The second was for help. Thank you 
> for all the help I have gotten. The first was to learn more about 
> Linux and Ubuntu. However, I am not near the level you all are that 
> provide the answers. I know how to install, update, add programs, 
> remove them.  I do not have, what I would consider, a firm grasp on 
> files and directories or where programs install to and how to edit 
> config files without what to put in it and where. i would love be 
> really good at the terminal, so I could know what to put in the 
> terminal to find out how things are working and if they are right. I 
> consider myself to be above beginner and just a little bit below 
> average. The books I have found either are for a beginner, that start 
> out telling how to install, or too far above my level. What books do 
> you recommend for someone in my position?

Not at all Ubuntu related, but I was always impressed with the Linux 
from Scratch project.  It's a set of very clear instruction on every 
step you need to do to build your own linux system from source code.  I 
wouldn't advise using LFS for a actual 'to use' system, but as a 
learning exercise, the skills and ideas you learn (the hard way) will 
bring you very far for a long time.

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