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Linux in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly Nutshell) (edition 1999)

by Ellen Siever, O'Reilly Staff, Jessica Perry Linux in a nuts Hekman

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Title:Linux in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly Nutshell)
Authors:Ellen Siever
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Over the last few years, Linux has grown both as an operating system and a tool for personal and business use. Simultaneously becoming more user friendly and more powerful as a back-end system, Linux has achieved new plateaus: the newer filesystems have solidified, new commands and tools have appeared and become standard, and the desktop--including new desktop environments--have proved to be viable, stable, and readily accessible to even those who don't consider themselves computer gurus.

Whether you're using Linux for personal software projects, for a small office or home office (often termed the SOHO environment), to provide services to a small group of colleagues, or to administer a site responsible for millions of email and web connections each day, you need quick access to information on a wide range of tools. This book covers all aspects of administering and making effective use of Linux systems. Among its topics are booting, package management, and revision control. But foremost in Linux in a Nutshell are the utilities and commands that make Linux one of the most powerful and flexible systems available.

Now in its fifth edition, Linux in a Nutshell brings users up-to-date with the current state of Linux. Considered by many to be the most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux available, the book covers all substantial user, programming, administration, and networking commands for the most common Linux distributions.

Comprehensive but concise, the fifth edition has been updated to cover new features of major Linux distributions. Configuration information for the rapidly growing commercial network services and community update services is one of the subjects covered for the first time.

But that's just the beginning. The book covers editors, shells, and LILO and GRUB boot options. There's also coverage of Apache, Samba, Postfix, sendmail, CVS, Subversion, Emacs, vi, sed, gawk, and much more. Everything that system administrators, developers, and power users need to know about Linux is referenced here, and they will turn to this book again and again.

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"Linux in a Nutshell covers all substantial user, programming, administration, and networking commands for the most common Linux distributions. It's several quick references rolled into one: bash, ksh, Emacs, vi, sed, gawk, CVS, Subversion, regular expressions, package management, and bootloaders are all covered in this clear, to-the-point volume, along with core command-line utilities." "The material in this book has been tested on Fedora, Novell/SUSE, and Debian systems (with some testing on other distributions as well). No single volume can cover all the commands provided by even one of the popular Linux distributions, but the commands in this book are a rich set that are likely to be needed by users of the major distributions."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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