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The Linux Command Line by William E. Shotts Jr.

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Who Should Read This Book

This book is for new Linux users who have migrated from other platforms. Most likely you are a “power user” of some version of Microsoft Windows. Perhaps your boss has told you to administer a Linux server, or maybe you’re just a desktop user who is tired of all the security problems and want to give Linux a try. That’s fine. All are welcome here.

That being said, there is no shortcut to Linux enlightenment. Learning the command line is challenging and takes real effort. It’s not that it’s so hard, but rather it’s so vast. The average Linux system has literally thousands of programs you can employ on the command line. Consider yourself warned: Learning the command line is not a casual endeavor.

On the other hand, learning ...

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