Go Back   DaemonForums > Miscellaneous > Book reviews

Book reviews Reviews of books related to BSD and computing in general.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 16th April 2009
Albright Albright is offline
Port Guard
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14

I have this book and I've been reading it off and on for a couple months now.

I think it's fair to mention as a caveat that this is not an introductory book for those who do not have previous experience as a Unix/Linux user. You're told how to use man, but beyond that there's no introduction to common shell commands; if you didn't already know how to cd and ls and such, this book won't teach you. You're told to edit various config files and such, but not how to use vi/emacs/et al to do so!

On the other hand, if you're already a luser and ready to step up to being a l33t and/or sysadmin, this book will definitely help. That was pretty much my situation, so I'm learning a lot from this tome. But if I hadn't already been familiar with finding my way around a Unix shell, I'd be totally lost.

Last edited by Albright; 16th April 2009 at 08:02 PM.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advanced programming in the UNIX environment 2nd edition? graudeejs Book reviews 11 1st December 2008 10:15 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick