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Old 10-21-2004, 01:29 PM   #1
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Need good Linux or Unix INTRO book (command line focused)

I have a coworker who's interested in learning to work on the Linux command line. I want to recommend a book for him, but I can't think of any. I mostly learned using websites, man pages, etc.

Does anyone know of a good introductory tutorial type book? Even a UNIX book would be fine.

If this guy can just get started and get up to the point where he knows enough to use web resources, I think he'll be able to figure it out. He's smart.

He's not going to be working at a Linux desktop -- just logging in to a server using a terminal emulator. So it's really command line skills he needs to learn. Not KDE or Gnome.


Old 10-21-2004, 02:20 PM   #2
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Try RUTE. Also available in print.

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Old 10-21-2004, 05:43 PM   #3
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Good resource

Thanks for the reply. I forwarded that to my coworker.
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aww, i was gonna suggest that! grr. ok, also check out O'Reilly, but RUTE is better imo.
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I used UNIX in a Nutshell for classes I was taking. I found the book very useful, and gave me enough of a foundation to have confidence installing linux.
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One of my favourite resources is the unix gurus site.
Caters for pretty much all levels , and has couple of stunning beginner guides.
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There is a book called "Linux Shells by Example". It also covers utilities such as grep, sed & awk. It also explains how Linux processes work, and covers other shells besides bash.


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