Linux in a Nutshell

Errata for Linux in a Nutshell

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Anonymous    Feb 01, 2000
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In the middle of the page, the email address read: Ibookquestions@oreilly.com It now reads: bookquestions@oreilly.com

Anonymous    Feb 01, 2000
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Page 25
In line 1 [comm -num], "Suppress printing of column num",

made "num" italic.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 45
In line 4 [egrep -A num], changed "before" to "after"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 45
In line 6 [egrep -B num], changed "after" to "before"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 69
In the synopsis

"grep [options] pat [files]" Changed "pat" to "pattern"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 69
Also, in introductory description, changed "a regular

expression regexp" to "a regular expression pattern" --still in italic.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 70
In line 23 [grep -A num], changed "before" to "after"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 70
In line 25 [grep -B num], changed "after" to "before"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 85-86
After line 20 to 86 line 5, ([less :n] to [less !])

Descriptions are no longer printed in bold type.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 85
In the second item from bottom, changed "cmd" to "command"

in both left column and text in right column.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 86
On line 3, changed the ! on the left to

! [command] in italics.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 125
On line 11 from the bottom of the page, changed

"segements" to "segments"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 157
On lines 10 and 11 from the bottom[-H, --heading]: right

aligned them with the options above.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 188
In first example

for $file in * Now reads: for file in *

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
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Page 206
In line 7 from the bottom, moved "The history character"

to the right to align with other columns above and below.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 207

Line 3 used to read: % echo "Well, isn't that "special"?" It now reads: % echo "Well, isn't that """special?""

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 228
In line 9 [alias; last of the Examples] replaced the

single quote after ".ol" with "d" so it reads .old

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 241
On line 13 from the bottom [set; first of Examples],

changed "(yes no mabye)" to "(yes no maybe)"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 262
On line 20 [C-x 2], changed "split-window-horizontally" to

"split-window-vertically" and changed "horizontally" to "vertically"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 262
On line 25 [C-x 3], changed "split-window-vertically" to

"split-window-horizontally", and changed "vertically" to "horizontally"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 262
On line 25 [C-x 3], moved the item C-x 3 up so it's

after C-x 2 and before C-x 4 b

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 267
[split-window-horizontally] Changed "C-x 2" to "C-x 3"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 267
[split-window-vertically] Changed "C-x 3" to "C-x 2"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 284

In the last paragraph before heading, changed sentence to read: Learning the vi Editor is by Linda Lamb and Arnold Robbins.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 342
On line 2 from the bottom, changed "Sofware" to "Software"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 350

On line -11 [make -W file...], changed line to read: -W file, --what-if file, --new-file file, --assume-new file

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 353
On the ${%D) on line 5 and the ${%F} on line 9, changed

curly braces to parentheses, like the other macros.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 408
Under the section "Regular Expressions," between $ and (||),

the line read: Denotes a class of characters to match. [^] negates the class It now reads: [] Denotes a class of characters to match. [^] negates the class

Anonymous    Feb 01, 2000
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Page 466
In line 4 from the bottom, changed "dislays" to "displays"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 482
On lines 4 to 7 [host -H zone], moved down the -H option so

it's in alphabetical order between "-G" and "-I"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 502
On line 8 [lpd], changed "which specifies informatin" to

"which specifies information"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 548
The tar command is listed as a system and network administration

command. It should be listed on p. 134 as a user command.

Anonymous   
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Page 551
In the [-L option], changed "--tape-lgenth=" to "--tape-length="

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999
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Page 589

Eleven lines up from the bottom, the path used to read: /usr/src/linux/Distribution/initrd.txt It now reads: /usr/src/linux/Documentation/initrd.txt

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1999