Paperback: 1200 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 3rd edition (October 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 2.6 x 9.2 inches
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I'm an analog IC designer moonlighting as a linux hacker (I'm actually addicted). I try to build software, write shell scripts and customize my desktop to death. I picked up this book a year or two back and I think I've probably used it almost every single day to look up something or the other. I probably own about 20 linux related books (more than my engineering books) but this is the one that I would run out with when the firealarm sounds. Here is my short summary of my feelings about this book.- this book (primarily) caters to intermediate to advanced users- I would still recommend this for linux beginners as a reference to check up when every other beginner book fails. There are introductory chapters on shell scripting which could put some of the dedicated shell scripting books to shame- One of the fundamental holy grail that linux books try to achieve (and in which they often fail) is to find a good balance between breadth and depth - both qualities which the subject of Unix do not shy away from. So a Linux beginner picks up an introductory book which addresses just one linux issue and before he knows it-he has gathered enough knowledge and the book just picks up dust. Or he could pick up a book that claims to be a reference and skims over all the items with little depth and boom when he really needs information about a particular topic he finds that the book is too shallow. The "Unix Power Tools" book, I'm happy to say achieves this good balance between depth and breadth in very good measure. Ex. When I was confused about the intricacies of bash quoting or I/O redirecition, this book came to my rescue.
Here is a quote taken from _Unix_Power_Tools_ which demonstrates theattitude, shared by the authors, that unix allows you to make thingseasier. "''Ugh!', you say, 'that's just what I hate about UNIX. Allthese long filenames and options I can't remember. Who wants to typeall that stuff!' Precisely. That's why UNIX makes it so easy tocreate custom commands, in the form of aliases and shell scripts."Unix Power Tools is true to the spirit and philosophy of unix infocusing on the command line environment with its rich abundance ofcommand interpreters, shell languages, system utilities, commands, andthe like. This is the realm of real power.The book is aimed squarely at the user who wants to learn what's underthe hood of the unix (and Linux) system. It's not about how to changeyour wallpaper or install the latest media player, or configure yourdesktop, although this new edition may touch on these topics, too.It's really about using unix to greatest advantage, about tapping itsreal power, the power of its simplicity, of its flexibility, oftapping into I/O streams, and using the tool-box approach to solvingreal problems. It's about using 'pipes', 'redirection', and'filters', to automate the big jobs.My copy of this book is tattered from all the use it's had over thelast ten years. I'm always hunting it down, as my associates at workare constantly borrowing it to help them solve a problem. That'sokay, though. I am ordering another copy, just for me.
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