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BSD Hacks
by Dru Lavigne

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... But BSD Hacks, the latest in O'Reilly's popular Hacks series, offers a unique set of practical tips, tricks, tools--and even fun--for administrators and power users of BSD systems. BSD Hacks takes a creative approach to saving time and getting more done, with fewer resources. You'll take advantage of the tools and concepts that make the world's top Unix users more productive. Rather than spending hours with a dry technical document learning what switches go with a command, you'll learn concrete, practical uses for that command. The book begins with hacks to customize the user environment. You'll learn how to be more productive in the command line, timesaving tips for setting user-defaults, how to automate long commands, and save long sessions for later review...
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Very worthwhile.
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My opinion:

I'm generally a fan of Dru's books/articles and of O'Reilly's various Hacks books. But this is a notch above the rest with a lot of practical tips.

This was the second BSD book I owned, and it is the first place I learned about:
  • Some simple, but highly useful CLI navigation tips for tcsh (which, incidentally also happened to apply to bash).
  • Creative ways to use grep and find.
  • Using mtree (part of the FBSD base system) as part of a HIDS deployment.
  • The very handy g4u cloning application.

Some of the hacks may be a bit dated as of this writing. But still a very cool book, and worth the (modest) price.
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Interesting, it is the 1st time I know a BSD master is not a guy
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Interesting, it is the 1st time I know a BSD master is not a guy
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Interesting, it is the 1st time I know a BSD master is not a guy
...then be further surprised. On the following list of OpenBSD developers, you will find Deanna who has been contributing to OpenBSD's success for a number of years now:

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