Since 2005, the world's #1 Linux book: the complete guide to the command line, fully updated with new coverage of Mac OS X, Perl, and more!
* For everyone who wants to master the powerful Linux command line
* Applies to every Linux distro - Red Hat, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, SuSE, and more - plus the Unix command line at the heart of Mac OS X.
* Includes 350-page command reference packed with real-world examples, plus a 150-page primer on Linux shell programming.
* Now includes a superb new primer on Perl
To be effective, every Linux user and administrator needs to work from the command line. Linux is legendary for its massive collection of command line utility programs, each with multiple options, switches, and configuration files. Where does a user start? With Mark G. Sobell's A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming. It has been the world's #1 Linux book for four years because of Sobell's singular ability to focus on the most useful utilities, present their most valuable options, and deliver hundreds of powerful examples. Sobell has updated his classic, adding even more features available in no competitive book. This new edition offers
* A 350-page command reference with practical examples for every command.
* A 150-page primer on Linux shell programming.
* Detailed coverage of awk and sed, plus both the vim and emacs editors.
* A brand-new primer on using Perl to automate complex, time-consuming tasks.
* New coverage of the Mac OS X command line and file utilities: information that will help Linux and Mac OS X users cross platforms painlessly.
* New coverage of rsync, a powerful, underused Linux/OSX utility that can be used for automating backups.
* An unparalleled index, now fully revised and expanded with new File Tree and Utility indices that make it even easier for readers to find what they need
Both an outstanding tutorial and a rock-solid reference this is the book that working Linux users will turn to day after day, year after year.