Welcome to Mastering Linux
This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Linux concepts, usage, and programming. The text helps you master Linux with a well-selected set of topics. Hands-on practice is encouraged; it is the only way to gain familiarity with an operating system. A primer gets you started quickly. Then, the chapters lead you from user interfaces, commands and filters, Shell scripting, the file system, networking, to kernel system calls. There are many examples and complete programs ready to download and run. A summary and exercises of varying difficulty are provided at the end of each chapter. A companion website supplies information updates and many additional resources.
Excellent Review from ACM Computing Reviews
This outstanding book … gives the reader robust concepts and implementable knowledge of this environment. Graphical user interface (GUI)-based users and developers do not get short shrift, despite the command-line interface’s (CLI) full-power treatment. … Every programmer should read the introduction’s Unix/Linux philosophy section. … This authoritative and exceptionally well-constructed book has my highest recommendation. It will repay careful and recursive study.—Computing Reviews, August 2011
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