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Re: Any suggestion for good linux books?



On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 07:50 -0500, Bill Gradwohl wrote:
> ashwin kesavan iyengar wrote:
> 
> >Can somebody
> >suggest good linux books for me. I have tried some but of no success.
> >  
> >
> Teach yourself BASH scripting. Then learn Perl scripting. Although they 
> won't teach you anything about Linux in and of themselves, they are 
> invaluable tools with which you can communicate effectively with the O/S.
> 
> The best site I've found for BASH is : http://en.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
> There are several good PERL sites, but CPAN is probably the site to 
> start with : http://www.cpan.org/
> 
> Lastly, you might want to read and re-read, and re-read once again all 
> the man pages for the commands you encounter during your wanderings. 
> Admittedly that's a tough way to gain an education, but its the 
> documentation for the tools that we use to communicate with the O/S. Its 
> specific to Linux and specific to a particular distribution of Linux, 
> which is usually a lot better than the generic verbage offered in books 
> on the subject.
> 
> You can convert man pages to text files via a command like:
>     man ssh | col -b >ssh.txt
> and then modify and eventually print the text file to make your own book.
> 
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those were some great tips from everyone, thanks!

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=Guy
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