Linux in a Nutshell

Errata for Linux in a Nutshell

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 2
2nd paragraph from bottom

it says "...and the University of Berkeley started distributing....". it should be: "...and the University of California, Berkeley started distributing...""

Anonymous   
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Page 183
hdparm -B

"Get the Advanced Power Management data if the drive supports it" NOW READS: "Set the Advanced Power Management data if the drive supports it"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 208

missing "-t" switch to apply commands to tables other than filter.

Anonymous   
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Page 222
signal switch in Kill entry

"-signal The signal number (from /usr/include/sys/signal.h) or name (from kill -l). With a signal number of 9 (HUP), the kill cannot be caught by the process; ..." NOW READS: "-signal The signal number (from /usr/include/sys/signal.h) or name (from kill -l). With a signal number of 9 (KILL), the kill cannot be caught by the process; ..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 431
5th paragraph

-j, --bzip2, -i NOW READS: -j, -I, --bzip

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2004
Printed
Page 593
last body para on page

"see "Suspend a foreground job, and use.... earlier in this chapter." NOW READS: "see the upcoming section "Built-in Commands.""

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 731
in Examples for command "s"

# Change third and fourth quote to ( and ): /function/{ s/"/(/3 s/"/)/4 } Actually, this command will change third and _FIFTH_ quote to ( and ), because after s/"/(/3 is executed, the quote that was number 4 becomes quote number 3, and the quote number 5 becomes quote number 4. Therefore, the correct script would be: # Change third and fourth quote to ( and ): /function/{ s/"/(/3 s/"/)/3 } 734, intro: Change Effective gawk Programming to Effective Awk Programming 751, under $Id$ item: Change the long bold text with simply: $Header$

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