William E. Shotts Jr.


William E. Shotts, Jr. has been a software professional and avid Linux user for more than 15 years. He has an extensive background in software development, including technical support, quality assurance, and documentation. He is also the creator of LinuxCommand.org, a Linux education and advocacy site featuring news, reviews, and extensive support for using the Linux command line.



“I would heartily recommend this book on the shelf and at the hand not only of Linux novices, but anyone who wishes to understand the power (and use it) of Linux, Windows-based Posix utilities and anyone who must manipulate text-based files now or in the future.”
— Ira Laefsky, MSE/MBA
“William E. Schotts, Jr. has created more than just a reference book for those who want to learn more about working on the command line. He's delivered a short course for people to get under the hood and master new aspects of their Linux system...The Linux Command Line is a perfect companion to more remedial guides to Linux that touch on the command only briefly, and also a terrific bridge to deeper technical programming books. Highly recommended.”
— Ashley Perkins, Game Vortex