Stephen Figgins

Stephen Figgins

Linux Sytems Administrator

  • @sfiggins

Lawrence, Kansas

Areas of Expertise:

  • linux
  • DevOps
  • virtualization
  • cloud
  • configuration management
  • systems administration
  • consulting
  • writing
Stephen Figgins honed many of his computer skills while working as O'Reilly's book answer guy. A life long learner with many interests, Stephen draws on many resources to make difficult topics understandable and accessible.

Today he administrates Linux servers for the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation qt the University of Kansas. When not found working with computers, writing, or spending time with his family, you will likely find him outdoors. Stephen teaches wilderness awareness and living skills.

Linux in a Nutshell Linux in a Nutshell
by Ellen Siever, Stephen Figgins, Robert Love
Sixth Edition September 2009
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $41.99

Linux in a Nutshell Linux in a Nutshell
by Ellen Siever, Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Robert Love, Arnold Robbins
Fifth Edition July 2005
Ebook: $35.99

Linux in a Nutshell Linux in a Nutshell
by Ellen Siever, Stephen Figgins, Aaron Weber
Fourth Edition June 2003
OUT OF PRINT

Linux in a Nutshell Linux in a Nutshell
by Ellen Siever, Stephen Spainhour, Jessica P. Hekman, Stephen Figgins
Third Edition August 2000
OUT OF PRINT

"There are chapters that cover just about every aspect of system administration and development including boot loaders, the bash shell, different editors, gawk programming, version control and virtualization. In short something for everyone in a desktop reference!"
--Rick Gatewood, MELUG Mid-Coast

"This book's 6th Edition is indeed a worthy inheritor to those that have come before it and carries on the tradition of providing A Desktop Quick Reference for Linux shell commands and utilities. If you've owned a prior edition, this update is now available as a replacement. If you are learning Linux administration for the first time and have the basics down, you're ready to buy this edition as your first experience to Linux in a Nutshell."
--James Pyles, Million Chimpanzees

"In any edition, this book has a permanent place on my shelf for reference...If you never use the command line in Linux, the book might not interest you. Otherwise, I can’t imagine using Linux without having a copy nearby."
--Matthew Helmke, MatthewHelmke.net

"Think of the book as a desktop encyclopedia; it gives you a good overview, and if you already know an area it can remind you of the parameters, but it's neither a tutorial nor a complete reference."
--Allen Stenger, SPUG Nuggets