"For some reason, a lot of people seem to be very anti-O'Reilly.
I've seen comments ranging from "they barely rank above the
'Dummies' series" to comments about them being a "parasite in open
source." I'm not entirely sure what has caused this venom. Maybe
I've missed something, but from what I've seen, it certainly seems
"Regardless of what a lot of people think of O'Reilly, Linux
in a Nutshell is, I believe, considered to be one of the best
command references for Linux. Having finally obtained my own copy
of the book I can say that it certainly seems to be everything I
hoped it would be."
"To begin with, there is the command reference. Now, I am not
Linux expert - I can't rattle off a list of every single command in
Linux, but the number of commands listed here seems pretty darn
comprehensive to me. Every command I've been interested in is
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