Learning the Linux command line.

Joel Roth joelz at pobox.com
Sun Dec 28 17:44:15 UTC 2014

Hi Karen,

Looks cool. Where can I get this freely available PDF?

On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 12:12:36PM -0500, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> hi all,
> From another list, but from my stance too amazing not to share.
> I say this because  a book like this, second to in person training, is the
> sort of thing I have desired finding for years.
> If I cannot marry Jason, I want him knighted!
> Kare
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:45:02 -0500
> From: Jason White <jason at jasonjgw.net>
> Subject: Re: Terminal Commands (Was: Moving files from one folder to another)
> Deb Lewis <deblewis53 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Where do you learn how to use the terminal commands? I’m sure that would be
> >a good thing to know as you indicate. And people talk about doing it but
> >never say how it’s done.
> I think it's best done by a combination of:
> 1. A good book on the subject. I don't know of a good OS X-oriented book. For
> Linux, which is similar, there is a freely available book by William E. Shotts
> Jr., The Linux Command Line. You can download it from the author's Web site in
> PDF format:
> http://www.linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
> Once you've learned the basics, a book such as Unix Power Tools, 3rd ed.,
> published by O'Reilly and available from bookshare.org, is recommended.
> 2. Manual pages. The "man" command allows you to look up comprehensive
> descriptions of many commands. For example, typing "man ls" (without the
> quotation marks) will give you a reference manual entry describing the ls
> command.
> 3. Practice. If you use the commands regularly, you'll remember them.
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