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UNIX Books that I recommend...
by Robin Anderson (nee Robin Burk), Andy Johnston
Covers the knowledge a system administrator needs from the basics
through to advanced stuff - the writing style is clear and concise
and doesn't treat you like an idiot. The CDRom includes CVS, Gimp,
Grep v2, VIM and a ton of other useful stuff.
Now in it's 4th edition the book has been tweaked and improved
over the years - if you're only going to buy one UNIX book pick
this one - it's quality stuff.
in a Nutshell by Arnold Robbins, Daniel Gilly
Like a dictionary, Unix in a Nutshell helps you find what you need,
even if you're not exactly sure what you're looking for
This book is the standard desktop reference - if you don't
already have a copy - buy one now!
Power Toolsby Jerry D Peak et al
Organised quite unlike a command reference - each chapter in this
book describes the different ways of performing a task. So the section
on Wildcards has 10 ways to select a group of files - only two of
which involve the grep command.
System Administration Handbook by Evi Nemeth,Garth Snyder et al
An expensive but comprehensive unix reference. It explains the 'Why'
rather than the 'How' which may not be to everyones taste. It's
a good book but I would read the other titles listed above before
tackling this one.
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Mandrake Linux about $100 - This weeks favourite distribution