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Old 04-16-2008, 05:44 AM   #1
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Seeking Wisdom for Linux Study

Hello fellow disciples,

I've spent some time using Linux as my primary operating system, and I will never look back. I have pretty much mastered the basics of Linux from an end user perspective, but I'd like to learn more of the nuts and bolts of Linux, so to speak. I know a reasonable amount of C/C++, Perl, and Python; but a lot of the advanced features of those languages are still out of my grasp.

What I'm basically asking is: Can any of you Linux gurus be able to point me to the F**king Manual? By which I mean books, websites, languages, or programs to read or learn more about. Any sort of specific (well, 'relatively specific') guidance would be much appreciated. I hope I'm not being too vague here.

Thanks, Brothers and Sisters!
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:20 AM   #3
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There is a wealth of information available, but the best is usually in the form of commercial books. Search for used books relative your topic of interest.

As for free information, there are several downloadable (Advanced Bash-scripting guite, two or three about python) as well as some on-line books.
Old 04-16-2008, 12:43 PM   #4
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Can any of you Linux gurus be able to point me to the F**king Manual?
I don't normally correct spelling, but you don't spell "freaking" like that; it has one more asterisk!

More seriously, the biggest collection of wisdom I have ever seen in one place, pertaining to this general area of expertise is "Essential System Administration" by Frisch. Of course, maybe you aren't asking about system admin; you don't make it clear whether anything specific concerning Linux is what you want or just anything.

If you wanted "programming under Linux" books, then Beginning Linux Programming is pretty good on the basics and the underlying system. But you might want something more specific to a particular language.

As mentioned earlier O'Reilly do a lot of good books; historically, they have been strong on readable books - given that I'm distinguishing between 'readable books' and 'manuals' (in which you look things up, but don't read from cover to cover), you have to decide what you want.

On the other hand, these days, they also do 'Nutshell' and 'Cookbook' which are less 'readable' and more 'look up the solution'. So, er, again it depends what you want.
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Get yourself a copy of Advanced programming in Unix environment. I think thats what your looking for.


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