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The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction

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You’ve experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer—now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the preferred Linux shell. Along the way you’ll be able to learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray-bearded, mouse-shunning gurus: file navigation, environment configuration, command chaining, pattern matching with regular expressions, and more. Along with that practical knowledge, creator William Shotts reveals the philosophy in the back of these tools and the rich heritage that your desktop Linux machine has inherited from Unix supercomputers of yore. As you make your way through the book’s short, easily-digestible chapters, you’ll be able to learn how to: Create and delete files, directories, and symlinks Administer your system, including networking, package installation, and process management Use standard input and output, redirection, and pipelines Edit files with Vi, the world’s most popular text editor Write shell scripts to automate common or boring tasks Slice and dice text files with cut, paste, grep, patch, and sed Once you overcome your initial “shell shock,” you’ll be able to find that the command line is a natural and expressive way to communicate with your computer. Just don’t be surprised if your mouse starts to gather dust.

Praise for The Linux Command Line

“I will be able to honestly say I have found THE beginner’s guide to Linux.”
—Linux Journal

“Anyone who reads this book and makes use of the examples provided will be unable to avoid becoming a Unix command line pro by the time they’ve hit the end of the book.”
—ITworld

“The most approachable tome on the subject.”
—Linux Magazine

“If you’re new to the command line there is definitely a lot that you’ll learn from this book.”
—Ubuntu Musings

“This is exactly what a Linux beginner needs to stand up to speed quickly. The book goes beyond simply walking through the entire command line utilities, and ventures into the realm of theory and how things work together.”
—Nicholas C. Zakas, web software engineer and author

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