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by Christopher Negus,Francois Caen

In this handy, compact guide, you’ll explore a ton of powerful Ubuntu Linux commands while you learn to use Ubuntu Linux as the experts do: from the command line. Try out more than 1,000 commands to find and get software, monitor system health and security, and access network resources. Then, apply the skills you learn from this book to use and administer desktops and servers running Ubuntu, Debian, and KNOPPIX or any other Linux distribution.
Download Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for Ubuntu and Debian Power Users epub
ISBN: 0470082933
ISBN13: 978-0470082935
Category: Technology
Subcategory: Operating Systems
Author: Christopher Negus,Francois Caen
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 28, 2007)
Pages: 364 pages
ePUB size: 1709 kb
FB2 size: 1547 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 393
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I teach high school Computer Science in a Linux Lab--something pretty rare in education today. My students use the terminal, learn Bash, and help me on several development teams. When students ask me how to learn the Unix terminal, this is my top choice for them to try out. What makes me like this book so much (and the 2nd edition is just as great as the 1st edition was), is how the author nicely introduces many command line utilities that do not come standard on most Linux installations--including Ubuntu. He finds the right tools for the job and gives MANY examples of running the commands and the output they return. I have many other "Learn the Command Line" books aimed at Linux users, but this one has the highest density of actually useful content.
I have both editions of this reference book. I liked the first edition very much and bought the second edition as well to be sure I had not missed any corrections or additions. While I have not compared the two editions to see what changed, I am, nevertheless, glad I added the second to my collection.

This is not a work to be read from front to back as a novel, it makes a great random-browse book as well as a problem solving book when confronted with a specific need for information on the Ubuntu OS or related matters. So many works seem to be a mixture of fluff and hype, it is a real pleasure to sit down with a book that is quietly competent.

This is a great question-answering reference and useful source not only for "How-to", but also "What options do I have", and it does its job with clarity and clear explanations where such are appropriate.

I had some question when I ordered the second edition as to whether I would be wasting my money, already having the first edition on hand. Now, I am glad I did, indeed, buy the second edition ... it is a worthwhile addition to my reference library.

I am a "happy camper" !
This is one of the best books you can get for Debian Linux commands. I use it almost everyday. No it doesn't have them all, but it has quite a few. There is no way I can remember all the commands. I have Linux on three different computers and and they are all Debian based distributions. I have other books, but this is probably my favourite. I stopped buying books for various distros after they started releasing new versions constantly. Buy a book for version 8 of some flavour of Linux and in no time, version 9 is out, and then version 10, version 11.5, 11.6, 12.01 and on it goes. I try to buy books that contain what pretty much stays the same. This Linux toolbox book is one of them.
Zeks Horde
This an excellent book filled with specific tips for optimizing your ubuntu system. It is poorly organized but has a great section on the editors vi. In ord er to use many of the "tools," the user must crossfire each command with the man pages or an other linux book. The authors spend very little time explaining the concepts of each tip but rather ues every page to introduce more tips and hacks. This good, as a matter of fact. Because it is a very complete volume in a very small and easy-to-carry. book. All of the tips are quite appropriate for virtually any linux distro and there is a heavy encouragement of console-based tools rather tha n the GUI based ones that are s common in ubuntu. Highly recommended. I ould even say that this book is essential to the effective use of ubuntu. An additional product would be

The Official Ubuntu Book (7th Edition) for additional learning about the graphical tools
I love this book. Contains the information I need most. The book is just the right size to carry around. My favorite topic is filesystems... This book shows you the commands to format, mount, backup. It also discusses: Software Raid, LVM, loop mounting... etc. It does a good job and covers nearly everything in a concise, no nonsense, manner. It's the perfect Linux handbook. I use Debian and find it suitable. If you use Red Hat, most will apply, except for the package management section, etc.
I use Debian primarily yet I find this book quite useful from time to time. The main emphasis of the book is how to do things from a command prompt instead of using a GUI. I think it may be kind of out of date for Ubuntu, but for Debian (with a longer release cycle) it is still "new" enough most of the time. Well written and pretty detailed. This book goes into a lot of detail on how to install the OS, which isn't very useful considering Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, etc. have pretty clear and fool-proof installers...but to each his own I guess.
Not your usual command list alphabetical order reference. I think I like the approach the author has taken.
Well worth the price of admission.
If your familiar with Debian or Ubuntu but don't know the command line that well, this is the text for you. The author assumes you know basic operations in Ubuntu but that you would like to carry them out through the terminal. This was just what I needed, since all my computational work produces lots of data and I need to process it quickly. The book is well written and formatted. It is a couple years old but the command line in the Linux OS rarely changes abruptly.