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Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, 7th Edition by Wale Soyinka

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CHAPTER 3

The Command Line

The level of power, control, and flexibility that the command line offers Linux/UNIX users has been one of its most endearing and enduring qualities. There is also a flip side to this, however: for the uninitiated, the command line can also produce extremes of emotions, including awe, frustration, and annoyance. Casual observers of Linux/UNIX gurus are often astounded at the results of a few carefully crafted and executed commands. Unfortunately, this power comes at a cost—it can make using Linux/UNIX appear less intuitive to the average user. For this reason, graphical user interface (GUI) front-ends for various UNIX/Linux tools, functions, and utilities have been written.

More experienced users, however, may find ...

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