Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands

by: Daniel Barrett (0)

If you use Linux in your day to day work, this popular pocket guide is the perfect on the job reference. The third edition features new commands for processing image files and audio files, running and killing programs, reading and modifying the system clipboard, and manipulating PDF files, as well as other commands requested by readers. You’ll also find powerful command line idioms you might not be familiar with, such as process substitution and piping into bash.

Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.

Selected topics include:

  • The filesystem and shell
  • File creation and editing
  • Text manipulation and pipelines
  • Backups and remote storage
  • Viewing and controlling processes
  • User account management
  • Becoming the superuser
  • Network connections
  • Audio and video
  • Installing software
  • Programming with shell scripts

The Reviews

It provides a good basic guide to Linux

I needed this book for a college class on programming tools and I keep coming back to it again and again for quick access to understanding basic bash commands. A great tool and definitely worth the money for any fledging programmer first familiarizing themselves with Linux. If you want to know how to use your computer's terminal to do cool things this book is for you. If you want to learn how to write shell scripts, look online for other resources, this book only scratches the surface.

If you're looking for a Linux "how to" book, this isn't it. What this IS though is a good "must have" book in my opinion for anyone using ANY Linux distro.It WILL help you to navigate through those "how to" lessons or videos and give you a road map of sorts of how to perform many command line processes that are necessary in the Linux environment.Linux IS NOT like Windows. Windows is a pretty strictly GUI (General User Interface) or better known as pictures and recognized sources. Linux did try to become more user-friendly with the Ubuntu distro but didn't quite achieve what it was intended to do.One of the benefits of Linux are there are so many flavors and distros that you're bound to find something that makes it a little more palatable for you. For anyone switching over from Windows it's a big learning curve and it's going to take you a while. I recommend a dedicated machine for Linux or Virtual Box which is free for Windows users. Operating in Virtual Box insures there's no cross contaminating with your Windows OS as often happens if you try the alleged "dual-boot" method.This book will help you to become much more familiar with some of the needed command lines you will use to achieve things similar to what you are used to doing in Windows. At the same time there is a much higher level of control over your Distro/OS in that YOU get to decide what and how you update.There are also many more features in Linux but you need to know how to get to them and what commands to use to download and install them, that's where this book will be a good guide for you.Making folders, specifying or creating directories and undoing changes are all command line processes so that's where this book will come in handy for you. Over time you will begin to have instinctive reaction of how to achieve certain things the same way or better than you currently do in Windows now. Linux is not a replacement for Windows but an enhanced way of doing similar things and more than you can do with Windows.Instead of having to constantly refer to websites for explanations this book will guide you through some of the how's and why's and what to use when.

I got tired of checking this out of the library so I finally bought it. I had been using the kindle version and bought the paperback.It is clearly labled a "pocket guide" but I was disappointed at its small size - my oversight. I am accustomed to a reference that I can lay flat on the desk and refer to as I type. That is the only problem with it and I can live with it.Update - I just bought the kindle version. When I'm at the computer, I want paper. When I'm planning and thinking, I want an ebook. Yes, it is worth buying both formats in this one special case - I bought the first with credit card points, so I really only paid for the kindle version.FYI this is a lot like the old language/OS references. Dense information without wasting time trying to make it entertaining.

I honestly didn't know what to expect when ordering as I was new to Linux altogether. It got me started right away with a plethora of commands and explanations of what they do. Now that I'm more knowledgeable on the platform I still find myself referring back to it from time to time. I bookmarked and labled throughout to help when I need a quick answer that I have a question about. 10/10 would recommend.

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Very handy resource, not to Big and Just the Right Size. If You Want To Learn The Terminal in Linux It Is Great and I Refer To It Alot!!! A Great Buy For The Price! For Me Very Helpful. I Am Sure There Are More Books On It Teaching More But I Do Not Have The Time For Many Pages. Perfect Fit For Me, A Quick Reference!!!!

A handy guide for those pesky commands you can't remember. Nice and small so you can keep it with you without a bulky larger version. There's enough here to get you what's needed, to get the job done. Many I didn't know existed, and glad to learn them.

Great pocket reference for anyone using Linux.

Very well put together book and content.

Clear, concise and straightforward about what you get and what you don’t. What you get is a great reference thst is indispensable if you ever command line around, which you should because it’s clearly more fun then the GUI at the end of the day.I never thought I’d say that but it’s true -- learning the back end has been a rewarding experience.For a guy who in 1984 got the first Mac when I was 12 years old. I’m still obsessed with the idea of Mac paint and how revolutionary it seemed.Now to know what actually happens -- now so many years later - under the hood in even a tiny way, is kind of crazy, and can’t argue .This book is a great pocket guide, with the essential commands, to get you from a to b (or PWD to CD) without knocking out some Sudo function you shouldn’t have messed with anyway.

Great product. Kids love it

Easy and convenient when running errands, healthy, not messy and the kids love them!

We have always trusted Mott's. Always great tasting! My granddaughter loves Mott's!


Love the price !

Kids love them

bad taste

I was trying new things and ordered these thinking i could change it up, they kinda tasted like really bland. if you are into something that tastes like sugary apple juice, dont buy these!

Fine, but just not arranged in an order I found useful.

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