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Best linux Books
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The Linux Command Line
A Complete Introduction
William Shotts - Mar 07, 2019 (first published in 2009)
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You've experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer--now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line.The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell (or command line). Along the way you'll learn the timeless ski...
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Linux Pocket Guide
Essential Commands
Daniel J. Barrett - Jun 28, 2016 (first published in 2004)
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If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You'll also...
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How Linux Works
Brian Ward - Nov 24, 2020 (first published in 2004)
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Best selling guide to the inner workings of the Linux operating system with over 50,000 copies sold since its release in 2014. This in-depth guide to the various components of a Linux system covers topics like how the system boots, how networking works, and what the Linux kernel actually does. The Linux operating system is the power behind Android,...
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UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook
Evi Nemeth - Aug 18, 2017 (first published in 2010)
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"As an author, editor, and publisher, I never paid much attention to the competition--except in a few cases. This is one of those cases. The UNIX System Administration Handbook is one of the few books we ever measured ourselves against." --Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media "This edition is for those whose systems live in the cloud or in virtu...
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Linux for Beginners
An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line
Jason Cannon - Jan 02, 2014
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If you want to learn how to use Linux, but don't know where to start read on. Knowing where to start when learning a new skill can be a challenge, especially when the topic seems so vast. There can be so much information available that you can't even decide where to start. Or worse, you start down the path of learning and quickly discover too many ...
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The Linux Programming Interface
A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook
Michael Kerrisk - Oct 27, 2010
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The Linux Programming Interface is the definitive guide to the Linux and UNIX programming interfacethe interface employed by nearly every application that runs on a Linux or UNIX system.In this authoritative work, Linux programming expert Michael Kerrisk provides detailed descriptions of the system calls and library functions that you need in order...
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Linux Bible
Christopher Negus - Jun 10, 2020 (first published in 2005)
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The industry favorite Linux guide Linux Bible, 10th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. this updated tenth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 8), Fedora 30, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It includes information on cloud computi...
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Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible
Richard Blum - Jan 20, 2015 (first published in 2008)
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Talk directly to your system for a faster workflow withautomation capability Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is youressential Linux guide. With detailed instruction and abundantexamples, this book teaches you how to bypass the graphicalinterface and communicate directly with your computer, saving timeand expanding capability. This thir...
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Advanced Programming in the UNIXEnvironment
W. Richard Stevens - Jun 29, 1992
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If you are an experienced C programmer with a working knowledge of UNIX, you cannot afford to be without this up-to-date tutorial on the system call interface and the most important functions found in the ANSI C library. Rich Stevens describes more than 200 system calls and functions; since he believes the best way to learn code is to read code, a ...
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Linux Kernel Development
Robert Love - Jun 22, 2010
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"Linux Kernel Development" details the design and implementation of the Linux kernel, presenting the content in a manner that is beneficial to those writing and developing kernel code, as well as to programmers seeking to better understand the operating system and become more efficient and productive in their coding. The book details the major subs...
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Command Line Kung Fu
Bash Scripting Tricks, Linux Shell Programming Tips, and Bash One-liners
Jason Cannon - Apr 17, 2014
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Become a Linux Ninja with Command Line Kung Fu! Do you think you have to lock yourself in a basement reading cryptic man pages for months on end in order to have ninja like command line skills? In reality, if you had someone share their most powerful command line tips, tricks, and patterns you'd save yourself a lot of time and frustration. What if ...
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