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Old 12-16-2003
Good unix "for lamers/beginners" book?

Im pretty new to unix, as you can probably tell. Anyway I want to get a book on unix and howto use it. I would like to get a book that goes from the very basics to the advanced things that unix can be used for, does anyone have any suggestions??
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Old 12-16-2003

Start by paying attention to the forums you go... :-)
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Old 12-16-2003

haha, sorry about that...i usually "read the directions" first..haha thanks though
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Old 12-16-2003
Grasshopper. You must learn the way of

The Art of Unix Programming
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Old 12-16-2003
Originally posted by photon
Grasshopper. You must learn the way of

The Art of Unix Programming
That is excellent! It should be required reading for any programmer. I'm not so sure that it's the best choice for a user though. And I think that's what the OP was looking for.
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Old 12-16-2003

actually i am going to eventually get into programming in the unix environment, but i think i need to learn how to use it as efficiently as possible before doing so.
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Old 12-17-2003
When I was working on the help desk and wanting to get a working knowledge of Unix, I bought Unix for Dummies (yes, the yellow and black books with the weird cartoon guy on the cover). It was actually pretty decent as an introduction.

After that, I recommend browsing O'Reilly books, those are mostly very good and cover a wide variety of Unix topics.


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