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Your UNIX/Linux: The Ultimate Guide

Your UNIX/Linux: The Ultimate Guide, written with both users and programmers in mind, is the ultimate UNIX/Linux text. Both pedagogical tool and exhaustive reference, it is well-suited to any course that includes UNIX or Linux. A strong pedagogical framework sets it apart from similar texts and allows beginning students to gain a firm grasp of fundamental concepts, while chapters on advanced topics inspire the more experienced reader to move beyond the basics. Nearly a thousand exercises and self-test questions provide a way for students to test and reinforce their understanding of the material.

Hardcover: 800 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition (January 21, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0073376205

ISBN-13: 978-0073376202

Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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This book was the main text for a UNIX shell programming course I took in my undergraduate studies. Out of all the UNIX/GNU Linux books that I have read this is the only one that I would recommend to anyone who is new to UNIX like operating system and desires to go further than the basics. The organization of the presented concepts is logical and easy to follow for beginning users. The exercises are well paced and cover the subject matter contained in the chapters quite well. The system programming portions of the text are a great primer for those who wish to continue past the "power user" level that the first half of the book gets you to.I also like that the author points out the differences between GNU Linux and Unix, the features specified in the POSIX standard, and specific distinctive features of the various shells offered in *nix systems. Overall, I feel this book is the best UNIX/GNU Linux book currently available (as both a learning guide and reference) and would highly recommend it to anyone new to these systems. There is another review here that gives the lack of illustrations as a drawback, but I disagree as all of the example code is well presented and there is no real need for any sort of illustration beyond that.

Excellent production quality (paper, printing, etc.). Lays flat, feels great in the hand, easy to read.Content is clear and thorough.You can tell it has been through multiple reviews, as the grammar, etc. are in great shape.The only downside is the cost. I don't know why something gets termed a "textbook" and then has to cost triple digits.I'll be keeping this one, even after class is over, so I can refer back to it.

This book is very well written and will be easily understood by beginners (or existing users). It starts at the beginning (the shell) and incrementally adds more to ones knowledge of a Unix/Linux system. For those who may not know, starting at the shell and knowing which shell is used is important. Some commands work in certain shells but not others. The word "Guide" in the title is accurate. The author tells the reader enough about the topic without overloading them with theory. Each chapter has an end of chapter review and exercises to test the readers knowledge. With this book, knowledge of which shell you use, and a Linux or Unix system, one can become a knowledgeable and proficient Unix/Linux programmer/user.I do not see how one who is interested in learning Unix/Linux can go wrong by purchasing this book. Well done Mr. Das!

If not for the fact it is required for my degree I would have never picked up this book. The writer is exceptionally technical but not remotely structured. I probably couldn't do much better but atleast I would ensure my review questions matched the answers in the back of the book. The writer tends to get into very technical details on simple commands. You will have a better time learning unix just by using it and googleing answers when you are stumped.

This book talks basically everything about UNIX systems, from simple to advanced skills. You an definitely learn a lot from this book. However, it lacks illustrations, so you have to imagine some circumstances on your own.Looks really nice with a hard cover.

great book for learning about Bash and scripting. Will make you very comfortable with the Linux environment.

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