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Linux® Desk Reference, Second Edition by Scott Hawkins

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How to Use This Book

When You Know Exactly What You Need

For the advanced users who know exactly what command they are after and are looking only for examples or command line options, the book has two command indexes:

  • all commands are indexed in the back of the book, as are term definitions, procedures, and the rest of the content.

  • there is a second index in the front for executable programs only.

When You Know What You Need But Not What It's Called

Did you ever find yourself digging around looking for a command that you know must exist, only you don't have any idea what it might be called? Back when I was in school I clearly remember fumbling around for an hour trying to figure out what command I'd use to lower the priority of a running process. ...

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