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!!



  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 are quite nice.

    Take care.

    William Shotts

  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!


  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.

  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.

  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...