Linux Pocket Guide by Daniel J Barrett is a guidebook on Linux first released in 2004 and has been reissued several times. In short helpful guides, the book focuses on the most common, practical, and essential commands used in most Linux distros. For beginners this book provides helpful introduction to grasp the basics of Linux commands. For more experienced readers, this book will help them to sharpen and expand their programming ability with Linux.
To accompany this book, you may also read this book on Linux operating system by Steve Tale.
Cover and Details of Linux Pocket Guide by Daniel J Barrett (PDF)
- Title: Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands
- Author: Daniel J. Barrett
- Publisher: O’Reilly Media
- Date Published: June 23, 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1491927577
- ISBN-13: 9781491927571
Summary of the Book
If you use Linux in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You’ll also find powerful command-line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash.
Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.
Reviews of Linux Pocket Guide by Daniel: Essential Commands
Great introduction to Linux. As the title indicates this is not a comprehensive guide to Linux, but touches the basics of the operating system, including navigating the file system, manipulating files, connecting to other nodes, writing bash scripts. Despite the fact I have been using Linux/Unix systems for ±3 years I found some nifty tips about programs I use on a daily basis. I can recommend it to anyone who recently started working with Linux/Unix. (by Bart Schuijt, goodreads.com)
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