Linux Pocket Guide

Errata for Linux Pocket Guide

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 7
horizontal line 1/3 of the way down the page

The double horizonal line just above "Standard Symbols" HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Jun 01, 2004
Printed
Page 7
horizontal line 1/3 of the way down the page

The double horizonal line just above "Standard Symbols" HAS BEEN DELETED.

Anonymous    Jun 01, 2004
PDF
Page 23
top quarter

Brace expansion Similar to wildcards, expressions with curly braces also expand to become multiple arguments to a command. The comma-separated expression: {a,b,cc,ddd} expands to: a b cc dddd Note that the dddd at the end should read ddd this would be approx page 50 in the printed version same error as in epub and mobi version.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in Linux Pocket Guide second edition.

Jim Manning  Oct 17, 2011 
Printed
Page 24
second row of table at top of page

"MAIL Path your incoming mailbox" NOW READS: "MAIL Path to your incoming mailbox".

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 24
second row of table at top of page

"MAIL Path your incoming mailbox" NOW READS: "MAIL Path to your incoming mailbox".

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 27
last paragraph

"...precede the character with the forward slash '\' character." NOW READS: "...precede the character with the backward slash '\' character."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 27
last paragraph

"...precede the character with the forward slash '\' character." NOW READS: "...precede the character with the backward slash '\' character."

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 37
Item 2, the third and fourth commands

tar xvzf package.tar.gz tar xvjf package.tar.bz2 NOW READS: tar xvzf <path>/package.tar.gz tar xvjf <path>/package.tar.bz2 (where <path> is typeset in Replaceable style)

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 37
Item 4, the third command

$ su -l NOW READS: $ su

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 37
Item 2, the third and fourth commands

tar xvzf package.tar.gz tar xvjf package.tar.bz2 NOW READS: tar xvzf <path>/package.tar.gz tar xvjf <path>/package.tar.bz2 (where <path> is typeset in Replaceable style)

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 37
Item 4, the third command

$ su -l NOW READS: $ su

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Other Digital Version
50?
unknown equivalent to approximate page 50 in print version

Brace expansion Similar to wildcards, expressions with curly braces also expand to become multiple arguments to a command. The comma-separated expression: {a,b,cc,ddd} expands to: a b cc dddd Note that the dddd at the end should read ddd this would be approx page 50 in the printed version

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in Linux Pocket Guide second edition.

Jim Manning  Oct 17, 2011 
Printed
Page 55
First paragraph

The three occurrences of "XOR" NOW READ "NOT AND".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
Printed
Page 55
First paragraph

The three occurrences of "XOR" NOW READ "NOT AND".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
Printed
Page 56
Last paragraph, * note

At bottom of page, * Uncer the hood, soffice comprises..... This should be up at the top of the page, under the soffice section not in the File Properties section.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in Linux Pocket Guide second edition.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 59
"Useful Options" table

In the description of the -L option of the du command,the first word NOW READS: "Follow".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
Printed
Page 59
"Useful Options" table

In the description of the -L option of the du command,the first word NOW READS: "Follow".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
Printed
Page 62
last paragraph

An octal number, up to four digits long, that specifies the file's absolute permissions in bits. The rightmost digit is special (described later) and the second, third, and fourth represent the file's owner, the file's group, and all users. See Figure 3 for an example, displaying the meaning of mode 0640. "the rightmost digit" NOW READS "the leftmost digit"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
Printed
Page 62
last paragraph

An octal number, up to four digits long, that specifies the file's absolute permissions in bits. The rightmost digit is special (described later) and the second, third, and fourth represent the file's owner, the file's group, and all users. See Figure 3 for an example, displaying the meaning of mode 0640. "the rightmost digit" NOW READS "the leftmost digit"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
Printed
Page 90
Second example (line 9 onwards)

$ md5sum myfile1 > sum1 $ md5sum myfile2 > sum2 $ diff -q sum1 sum2 Files sum1 and sum2 differ NOW READS: $ md5sum myfile1 | cut -c1-32 > sum1 $ md5sum myfile2 | cut -c1-32 > sum2 $ diff -q sum1 sum2 Files sum1 and sum2 differ

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
Printed
Page 90
Second example (line 9 onwards)

$ md5sum myfile1 > sum1 $ md5sum myfile2 > sum2 $ diff -q sum1 sum2 Files sum1 and sum2 differ NOW READS: $ md5sum myfile1 | cut -c1-32 > sum1 $ md5sum myfile2 | cut -c1-32 > sum2 $ diff -q sum1 sum2 Files sum1 and sum2 differ

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
Printed
Page 163
2nd paragraph under "Audio and Video"

Mpg123 was previously referred to as a "popular" video player. This reference HAS BEEN REMOVED.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
Printed
Page 163
2nd paragraph under "Audio and Video"

Mpg123 was previously referred to as a "popular" video player. This reference HAS BEEN REMOVED.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2006
Printed
Page 169
Final two lines of the page

The word your_test NOW APPEARS in CodeReplaceable character style, on both lines.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
Printed
Page 169
Final two lines of the page

The word your_test NOW APPEARS in CodeReplaceable character style, on both lines.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
Printed
Page 173
first and second examples (two places)

echo "again" NOW READS: echo "$i"

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 173
second example

until [ $i -gt 3 ] NOW READS: until [ $i -ge 3 ]

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 173
first and second examples (two places)

echo "again" NOW READS: echo "$i"

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 173
second example

until [ $i -gt 3 ] NOW READS: until [ $i -ge 3 ]

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 181
Index entry

(forward slash) NOW READS: (backslash)

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 181
Index entry

(forward slash) NOW READS: (backslash)

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 187
Index entry

patch command, 87 NOW READS: patch command, context diff, 87

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005
Printed
Page 187
Index entry

patch command, 87 NOW READS: patch command, context diff, 87

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2005