Linux Pocket Guide

Errata for Linux Pocket Guide

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page ii
Middle

Shouldn't this: "Revision History for the First Edition: 2012-03-07 First release" be: "Revision History for the Second Edition: 2012-03-07 First release" because this is the first printing/revision of the second edition that was just released?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected in the stylesheet in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Anonymous  Apr 05, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
Printed
Page 26
Code example for /home/sally

In the code example, change this text: echo "My home is $HOME" to this: printenv HOME Otherwise the example does not work, because the expression $HOME is evaluated before the HOME variable is set to /home/sally.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Daniel Barrett  Mar 12, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
Printed
Page 34
First code example, line 4

Password prompt is followed by 7 bold asterisks and 7 plain asterisks. It should be just 7 bold asterisks.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Daniel Barrett  Mar 12, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
Printed
Page 45
Keystroke/Meaning table, line 4

ESC-b should be ESC-v

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Daniel Barrett  Mar 12, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
Printed
Page 47
Useful options list, line 3

The entry: +N should be: -n +N

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Daniel Barrett  Mar 12, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
Printed
Page 62
Second code sample (du myfile myfile2)

The two lines of output should not have these two characters at the beginning: ./ They should just be removed.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Daniel Barrett  Mar 12, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
PDF
Page 76
First sentence for locate command

Currently: The locate command, with its partner updatedb, create an index Should be: The locate command, with its partner updatedb, creates an index (added an s)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Anonymous  Apr 09, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
Printed
Page 91
Last command in the section "awk"

Change this command: $ awk '{length($0) < 60}' myfile to this: $ awk 'length < 60 {print}' myfile

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Daniel Barrett  Mar 12, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
Printed
Page 134
Useful options list for the "last" command, first line

In the line: -N Print only the latest N lines of output, where N is a positive integer. the initial -N should have its N in italics. ("Replaceable" font.)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Daniel Barrett  Mar 13, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
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Page 137
first paragraph

The current wording is missing "only if", "don't" or any other phrasing that would discourage a reader from changing system accounts; the current wording seems to imply that this was intended. Current: Think carefully before doing this, in case anything on your system depends on the original name. And change system accounts (root, daemon, and so on) unless you really know what you’re doing! Modified 1: Think carefully before doing this, in case anything on your system depends on the original name; don't change system accounts (root, daemon, and so on) unless you really know what you’re doing! Modified 2: Think carefully before doing this, in case anything on your system depends on the original name. And change system accounts (root, daemon, and so on) only if you really know what you’re doing!

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. (Using the "Modified 1" suggestion.) fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Anonymous  Apr 09, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
Printed
Page 152
Line 2

Remove the unnecessary closing parenthesis after "server side."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Daniel Barrett  Mar 13, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
Printed
Page 163
Useful options list, third item (documentation for the -c option)

In the text of the paragraph ("Continue mode: if a previous retrieval..."), fourth line, the "-c" should be in courier font where it says "the -c option says to retrieve...".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Daniel Barrett  Mar 19, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
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Page 166
Bottom section

The "Gaim" IM client was mentioned, but this IM client has been known as "Pidgin" for 5 years now.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. Pidgin now replaces gaim. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Anonymous  Apr 10, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
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Page 168
mesg section

gaim (instead of Pidgin) is referenced in the mesg section.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Anonymous  Apr 10, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
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Page 185
xmms section

xmms is no longer maintained. Audacious, or another one of its descendents, should be recommended instead.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. (replaced xmms by amarok.) fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Anonymous  Apr 10, 2012  Sep 07, 2012
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Page 191
above 'yum' section

http://rpmfind.net/ has been superseded by http://rpmfusion.org/

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected by the author in the second printing. fixed in the 6/12/2012 digital release

Anonymous  Apr 10, 2012  Sep 07, 2012