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Old 06-23-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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best book for learning ubuntu

suggest me the best book for learning more about directories in ubuntu filesystem
Old 06-23-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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Don't learn Ubuntu from a book, that's my advice. Ubuntu is a fast-moving distro with new releases every 6 months. A book from 2008, for example, might be referring to the 8.10 release, which is already obsolete.

Better to learn from the online documentation, which is constantly being updated:

And I think this is what you're looking for:

Good luck!
Old 06-23-2010, 01:56 PM   #3
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Sounds like you want to learn linux instead of ubuntu...

There are a few guided tours of the linux filesystem... I'd recommend going through them step by step in terminal just to familiarize yourself with the BASH commands...

but anyway, here is a decent blog that explains it very quickly...
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Yea, Ubuntu moves far too fast for a good manual to make it into book form. Personally I learned most stuff about commands from man pages in the terminal.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:31 PM   #6
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The best way to learn is to use the system. For a good reference on the directory tree, i reccomend
. It's taught me everything i know about the command line and it has a good page on the directory structure as well. and its written in a way that everyone can understand it, no unexplained technical jibber-jabber.

Also, check out the Wiki that Snowpine posted a link to. it's a wealth of information


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