Linux in a Nutshell

Errata for Linux in a Nutshell

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 10
Changed the description of the rev command to say

"Prints each line of input, reversing it character by character."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2001
Printed
Page 296

the description for the rev command is somewhat incorrect. It states, "Reverse the lines of a file onto standard output. The order of characters is also reversed. ..." In fact, the command only affects the character ordering of each line and does not affect any other ordering(i.e. line order).

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 472
IN PRINT: "Built-in Commands" section, ":" entry, Example, first line

"if who | grep $1 > /dev/null" SHOULD BE: "if who | grep -w $1 > /dev/null"

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 789
The following index entry

read command (ex) has been changed to: read command (ex) 596 to reflect the page number to which the entry refers.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2000
Printed
Page 791
The following index entry

set command (ex) has been changed to: set command (ex) 597 to reflect the page number to which the entry refers.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2000
Printed
Page 792
The following index entry

source command (ex) has been changed to: source command (ex) 597 to reflect the page number to which the entry refers.

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2000