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Old 10-05-2015, 09:04 PM   #1
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The book every Linux Newbie needs!!


I just recommended this book in another thread and thought it needed it's own thread!

The Linux Command Line - A Book By William Shotts

This book is one of the best for getting your feet wet with the shell (command line), Scripting AND MUCH MUCH MORE.

Don't let the title throw you, it covers much more than "just" the command line. It starts off very basic and walks you though some fairly high level stuff by the end. I can't recommend it enough:

You can download the entire book here:
http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php

Download link:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/linu...7.pdf/download

I love this book enough I bought the actual book. Doesn't get much better! Download it and scroll through the Table of Contents, it covers everything you need to know!

If every newbie spent a couple of months just reading and working through this book that newbie would no longer be a newbie!!

I have been using Linux for 20 years now and still learn stuff from this book... HOWEVER it is written in a way that even totally green newbies can understand it.

Browse the Table of Contents then start at the beginning and don't just read but ABSORB this book.

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Old 10-06-2015, 02:32 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Thumbs up!

Good book recommendation!
 
Old 10-07-2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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Yes this is a Brilliant Book for Newbies

Totally agree with the appraisal of this book. I am a complete Linux Newbie aged 72 who was convinced Linux was not for him. This book is superbly written and takes you to each next stage with such clarity. I now realise that Linux is not the frightening prospect that most Windows users think it to be. And like Linux the book's free.

Many thanks for highlighting it Fred. I owe you.
 
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Ive always been partial to the tldp related material. http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/

And linuxtopia has a good spread: http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_books/index.html

Of course O'reilly open sources some of their books: http://www.oreilly.com/openbook/linag2/book/index.html
 
Old 10-08-2015, 07:52 AM   #5
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Totally agree with the appraisal of this book. I am a complete Linux Newbie aged 72 who was convinced Linux was not for him. This book is superbly written and takes you to each next stage with such clarity. I now realise that Linux is not the frightening prospect that most Windows users think it to be. And like Linux the book's free.

Many thanks for highlighting it Fred. I owe you.
Great! I'm glad others are discovering this gem of a book!!
 
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I thought I was fast becoming a Linux pro until I downloaded this book yesterday and lo! and behold! I'm still the Newbie that I have always been, but learning fast from the book! I have tons to learn from this book! Thanks Fred.
 
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I thought I was fast becoming a Linux pro until I downloaded this book yesterday and lo! and behold! I'm still the Newbie that I have always been, but learning fast from the book! I have tons to learn from this book! Thanks Fred.
Every time I post this book recommendation I get the same response from those that take a min to look it over! It opens a whole new world of Linux that a lot of users have never delved into.

If you end up loving this book as much as I do, be sure to pass it on so others can learn and enjoy as much as us!

Mods... any chance of making this a sticky?

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Every time I post this book recommendation I get the same response from those that take a min to look it over! It opens a whole new world of Linux that a lot of users have never delved into.

If you end up loving this book as much as I do, be sure to pass it on so others can learn and enjoy as much as us!

Mods... any chance of making this a sticky?
Yes the downloadable version of;
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The Linux Command Line <- 'This book is a broad overview of 'living' on the Linux command line. Unlike some books that concentrate on just a single program, such as the shell, bash, this book will try to convey how to get along with the command line interface in a larger sense. How does it all work? What can it do? What's the best way to use it?'
is a very good reference that I have listed at Linux Books & Online Magazines section of SlackwareŽ-Links
This book along with others within that section are great references for a new user or even seasoned Gnu/Linux users. I have read the book an find it very useful for most users who want to learn the cli..
Have fun & enjoy!

 
  


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