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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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Very detailed yet completely understandable in a step by step model.
Lacks some "big real world" examples.
I must admit to having great pleasure waiting for this book to arrive and even more starting to play with gawk on just page 11..
It took a while to trust that the beginning examples needed to be practised before wading into the heart of the book. The syntax for gawk is so similar to regex yet has important differences that need to be learned before more complex scripting. Having waded in then gone back and actually RTFM, I am sure that Arnold's assertions about remaining simple in the beginning chapters are true.
As a programme that was designed to find text patterns then operate on them, it has huge capabilities. The writing style to explain them is neither tedious nor complicated and always shows by example.. So a command line to prove it to yourself, and on to the next function.
I managed to learn an incredible amount about regex pattern matching and compare it to shell scripting, find how the tools work together, pipes, redirections etc, and still remember the following day! As with any scripting, there will be several different ways of achieving the same goal and these are covered well in the chapters.
For example, to explain and demonstrate the internetworking functions, there is a web server written from gawk/igawk..
The pieces of information I needed for my test script were spread across the book and were introduced that way to build on the previous examples.. Doing it one step at a time.. Got to understand the basic concepts first!
This has to be a necessary book for anyone reading scripts, writing scripts or modifying scripts! 325+ pages of information over 14 chapters with examples, and almost no wasted space on any of the pages, equates to a very valuable resource!!