Addison-Wesley Publishing The Underground Guide to Unix (Slightly Askew Advice from a Unix Guru)
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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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Bunch of usefull tricks, funny, lots of examples, well explained concepts
Can't be used as a primary study book. Slightly outdated
I love this book. It has milion of usefull tricks I never even knew I could do.
It is not meant for a complete newbie (although I was pretty close to one when I started using it), nor would I recommend it as a serious study book. It's more like a book that you would take to bed before going to sleep. The guy is really funny so it has a great entertainment value. However, anytime you read it you will learn about a new way to customize your shell or command line editing feature you never heard about or a new approach to understanding some concept you struggled with. It's kind of modular, just the way Unix is: bunch of little but life saving advices. You could tell that the guy worked with Unix for years. If I would have to describe it in three words, I would say: bag of tricks.
The book is slightly outdated as it is written in 1995 and I am not aware if there is a newer edition. But this is not much of an issue, cause the Unix has been around forever.