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The Linux Command Line by William E. Shotts Jr.

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What’s in This Book

This material is presented in a carefully chosen sequence, much as though a tutor were sitting next to you, guiding you along. Many authors treat this material in a “systematic” fashion, which makes sense from a writer’s perspective but can be very confusing to new users.

Another goal is to acquaint you with the Unix way of thinking, which is different from the Windows way of thinking. Along the way, we’ll go on a few side trips to help you understand why certain things work the way they do and how they got that way. Linux is not just a piece of software; it’s also a small part of the larger Unix culture, which has its own language and history. I might throw in a rant or two, as well.

This book is divided into four parts, each ...

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