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Old 2nd May 2008
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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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