Friday, January 15, 2010

The Linux Command Line eBook

Finding Linux was a great experience for me. Aside from getting to know a great tool, I found the technical side of me having lots of fun again. I was being challenged to learn something new, to overcome issues I didn't know about, yet rewarded after finding each solution.

Slowly but surely I started to feel more comfortable using the command line, but I always felt I knew too little about it. If felt like this Pandora's box that would hold an immense amount of power, but I didn't know how to use it.

About a year after I started using Linux, I now feel like I can do my share of basic things from the command line, and the more I use it, the more I like it. I am starting to understand why advanced users have it in such high regard.

Anyways, as I was trying to teach myself more about the command line, I tried to find documentation and tutorials, mostly by searching the web. For the most part, I found information that was segmented, obsolete or simply explained by an expert for other experts. However, I ended up finding a fabulous Book that has made a big difference for me. It's entitled The Linux Command Line, and was written by William E. Shotts Jr.

I very much recommend and encourage you to VISIT HIS SITE, DOWNLOAD HIS BOOK, and if you enjoy it as I did, HELP HIM continue this great project.

NOTE: William, the author of this great book, was kind enough to drop by! He brought to my attention that this book can also be purchased as a printed copy. They are of very good quality, so go ahead and GET YOURS, I just did!!

Thanks!!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Chema,

    Thank you for your kind review of my book!

    You might also point out to your readers that another good way for folks to support the project is by purchasing a printed copy. That way, your readers not only give to the project, but they also receive a nifty book. Really, the printed copies from Lulu.com are quite nice.

    Take care.

    William Shotts

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  2. Hi, William!!!

    Wow, what an honour to actually get a reply from you!!! I will update my blog entry, of course.

    Thanks again for your incredible work!

    Cheers

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  3. more easy than I though, in the beginning I have many problems to manipulate some Linux commands, now I can't say that I master, but is more easy, of course people like you help me a lot.

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  4. A truly excellent book. Really well written with clear examples. Over the years I have dabbled a little with Linux but never really got to grips with the command line. That is until reading this book. Still a long way to go but it is beginning to make sense. I recommend that you get yourself a copy.

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  5. i believe the book is excellent...If only I could read it....

    Can someone please help me download this book, I've only recently started being interested in Linux and i would certainly love to get my hands on this book, otherwise i'll just have to buy it...

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