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UNIX Power Tools, 1st Edition by Jerry Peek

UNIX Power Tools, 1st Edition

by Jerry Peek

Other authors: Mike Loukides (Author), Tim O'Reilly (Author)

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One of the best reference books on Unix and also useful for Linux power users. It was the book from where I learned most when starting learning and managing Linux machines. ( )
  rreis | Jan 11, 2012 |
I prefer the first edition of this book to any of the subsequent editions. A lot gets lost in the later editions. ( )
1 vote jhevelin | Jun 10, 2007 |
One of the best, if not the best, computer technical books I have ever read. Dozens, if not hundreds, of paragraph to chapter size how-tos for Unix. Anything you can think of, this book will show you. ( )
  wfzimmerman | May 9, 2007 |
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UNIX documentation typically comes in one of two flavors: at one extreme, light and fluffy books that assume you are a terrified PC user who needs to learn enough UNIX to get by at work, or massive and obscure tomes written for gurus, and indistinguishable from the most incomprehensible man pages.

This UNIX book, in contrast, assumes that you are basically a competent and intelligent individual, and that you are sufficiently secure in your self-image at work that you simply want to get things done, simply, by taking advantage of the real power of UNIX without having to learn "man-speak". It doesn't skimp on clear introductions and overviews, but the focus of the book is on practical examples of the most useful UNIX commands and utilities. A minor quibble: the enclosed CD-ROM is a bit heavy with utilities and packages that are probably already resident on your UNIX system (like Perl, Emacs, pbmplus), but it does contain scripts that are used throughout the book and that you'd probably rather not type in. Highly recommended for anyone who really wants to use UNIX, and not just cower or pose.

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