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The Linux Command Line--New from No Starch Press
A Complete Introduction to the Linux Command Line
San Francisco, CA, January 10, 2012--Thanks to user-friendly distributions like Ubuntu, more people
are running Linux than ever before. But many users stick to the graphical user interface (GUI) and
point and click their way through tasks, missing out on one of the key advantages of Linux: the
command line. The command line interface is the most efficient and powerful way to interact with
Linux; by typing commands, users can quickly move files, install new packages, and make complex
"The Linux Command Line" (No Starch Press, January 2012, 480 pp., $49.95, ISBN 9781593273897) is a
complete introduction to the command line. Author William Shotts, a Linux user for over 15 years,
guides readers from their first keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux
shell. The book's extensive coverage tackles file navigation, environment configuration, command
chaining, pattern matching with regular expressions, and much more.
"The command line is like a window into Linux," said No Starch Press founder William Pollock.
"Strip away the GUI and you're in control of your machine. The difference is kind of like driving a
stick versus an automatic. The automatic is great for shepherding the family around town, but the
stick puts you in control of that souped up sports car."
Among the command line's many features, readers will learn how to:
- Create and delete files, directories, and symlinks
- Administer their system, manage networking, and control processes
- Use standard input and output, redirection, and pipelines
- Edit files with Vi and write shell scripts to automate tasks
- Slice and dice text files with cut, paste, grep, patch, and sed
Learning the command line is the natural next step for Linux users who want to make the most of
their systems. "The Linux Command Line" will put even diehard GUI users on their way to mastering
the true power of Linux.
For more information or to request a review copy of The Linux Command Line, contact Travis Peterson
at No Starch Press (firstname.lastname@example.org, +1.415.863.9900, x108), or visit www.nostarch.com.
About the Author
William E. Shotts, Jr. has been a software professional and avid Linux user for more than 15 years.
He has an extensive background in software development, including technical support, quality
assurance, and documentation. He is also the creator of LinuxCommand.org, a Linux education and
advocacy site featuring news, reviews, and extensive support for using the Linux command line.
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The Linux Command Line
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January 2012, 480 pp.
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