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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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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 2
third line from bottom

"and you can't make them them do what you want" should be: "and you can't make them do what you want"

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 5
1st paragraph of Discussion section

"These commands perform keyword searches in the Description sections" should be: "These commands perform keyword searches in the NAME sections"

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 53
description of "GNU coreutils", 2nd sentence

"See http://www.gnu.org/software/cororeutils/ for a complete listing" should be: "See http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/ for a complete listing"

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 54
Last sentence of last paragraph of "Discussion"

Reads: "And it's a also an important safety measure..." Should be: "And it's also an important safety measure..."

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 54
the first paragraph of the Discussion

"The -v option for grep turns on verbosity. -e ^ means "exclude the following directory."" NOW READS: "The -v option for grep means "exclude the following," or "display things that do not match the following expressions." -e specifies the pattern to search for. The caret, ^, means look for the pattern at the beginning of the lines.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2005
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Page 59

Near bottom of page, under "Solution", Use lspci: Reads: # /sbin/lscpi # /sbin/lspci -v # /sbin/lspci -vv Should be: # /sbin/lspci # /sbin/lspci -v # /sbin/lspci -vv

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 73
First paragraph

"regardless of what .joerc says." Should be: "regardless of what .joercprefs says.

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 113
Last example of "Solution" in Recipe 8.10

# passwd -S option should be: # passwd -s aborg (Note that the -s should be lowercase)

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 160
1st paragraph of Discussion section, 2nd sentence

"available from http://e2fprogs.sourceforge.net" should be: "available from http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net"

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 197
4th example

There is a missing space before filename.wav: Orig: $ mpg123 -b 10000 -s filename.mp3 | sox -t raw -r 44100 -s -w -c 2 -filname.wav Should be: $mpg123 -b 10000 -s filename.mp3 | sox -t raw -r 44100 -s -w -c 2 - filename.wav

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 221
4th line from top

$ convert -depth 14 ... should be: $ convert -colors 14 ...

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 229
3rd Paragraph

A entire should be An entire

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 235
3rd Paragraph

Missing space makes command ambiguous: //windbag/lan_share/mnt/samba should be //windbag/lan_share /mnt/samba

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 239
4th Paragraph

inde-pent should be independent AND productes should be products

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 240
1st Paragraph

defintions should be definitions

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 256
3rd Paragraph under Hardware section

GPU should be CPU

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 261
"See Also" section, 1st bullet item

http://www.xfree86.org/resources.html should be: http://www.xfree86.org/sos/resources.html

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 297
Near top of page, "mondoarchive" command line

# mondoarchive -OVmF -5 -S /tmp/scratch -T /tmp/mondo -E "/home /shared /var/www" -i -d /tmp/iso should be: # mondoarchive -OVmF -5 -S /tmp/scratch -T /tmp/mondo -E "/home /shared /var/www" -i -d /tmp/iso -s 4200m

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 297
"Discussion" section, after last command line option ("-d")

Append the line: -s The size of the backup media (or, if an .iso is being created, the maximum size of the .iso file). The size we specified in the solution above, 4200 MB, should allow the .iso to fit easily onto a standard 4.7 GB DVD.

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 367
code example at the top of the page:

reads mtpd_banner = ... should be smtpd_banner = ...

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014
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Page 447
4th Paragraph

Common Internet System/Server Message Block should be Common Internet File System/Server Message Block

Anonymous    Mar 28, 2014