Questions tagged [books]

Questions regarding learning materials (books, tutorials, HOWTOs, etc) are off-topic, unless it is in regards to finding official (primary) documentation (e.g. POSIX specifications). If your question is about the former, reconsider whether it is on-topic!

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Unix Version 7 'learn' command (CAI) - additional configuration necessary?

I'm going through the 'Unix Programming Environment' classic by Kernighan and Pike. I discovered there was a very interesting command written by Kernighan and someone else called learn for computer ...
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I need guidance on linux and unix books [closed]

I want to learn Linux and UNIX. I need a list or guide for UNIX and Linux books. Is there any list of all of these books in one place??
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Windows Internals for Linux [closed]

I've recently been reading Windows Internals version 6 (from Microsoft Press), and found it thoroughly enjoyable. I'm now using Kubuntu on my work machine, and as such have some desire to learn a bit ...
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Can anyone recommend some linux kernel related books for beginners? [closed]

I want to know the mechanism of Linux kernel. But I was confused by such a huge number of concepts, structs and functions after the reading of Understanding the Linux kernel. This book details too ...
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Is there an equivalent book/resource to “The Linux Programming Interface” for FreeBSD? [closed]

Most of you here are probably aware of the famous The Linux Programming Interface, which presents a truly masterful guide to the Linux and general POSIX APIs. I know that much of the general POSIX ...
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Is the Unix Power Tools book still relevant today? [closed]

I was wondering if the Unix Power Tools book, Third edition, is still relevant today? I want to order it but I am afraid it contains only outdated material. If so, is there a recent similar book?
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Recommendation of books to setup and admin a web server in Linux [closed]

I am going to setup and admin a web server in Ubuntu Linux distribution. I installed it by default setting, and seems all works fine, and now I need to setup it to be a virtual web host server, mainly ...
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Book or online article on analysis and tuning Linux system performance [closed]

I am looking for a good book or online article on analysis and tuning Linux system performance. So far I've found openSUSE 12.2 System Analysis and Tuning Guide which looks promising. Any other ...
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Books/Resources which explain TCP/IP kernel implementation [closed]

I only know about: 1) Internetworking with TCP/IP: Vol.II, Design, Implementation, and Internals 2) TCP/IP Illustrated, Vol. 2: The Implementation but these are quite dated. I am particularly ...
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Plan 9 from Bell Labs book [closed]

I would really like to obtain a book on Plan 9's design and ethos. Do such things exist? Anybody have a recommendation? (Asking here on the basis that Plan 9 was once meant to be Unix's successor, ...
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What is the best book every Unix or Linux user should read? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recommended reading to better understand unix/linux internals There are a lot of Unix an Linux books. Then I'm curious to know. which book is popular among Unix or Linux user? ...
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Stuck between these two books? [closed]

I'm new to Unix/Linux platforms so I was hunting for good books on *nix... I soon realized there is not one book or resource. But to gain confidence on the command line and scripting (the real *nix ...
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What are all the items on the cover of the “Linux Administration Handbook”?

As I mentioned in What do all the pictures on the front of the "Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook" represent? I'm fairly new to Linux and Unix. @jasonwryan provided an excellent ...
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What do all the pictures on the front of the “Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook” represent? [duplicate]

I'm a newcomer to Unix and Linux, and I've been trying to get up to speed on everything. One of the guides I've used is the "Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook" It's a pretty great book, ...
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good unix troubleshooting book [closed]

I've been trying to learn *nix and I think I'm doing pretty good as far as basic commands, and I think I understand a lot of the "monitoring" type commands etc... in short, I think I'm doing okay with ...
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Looking for an old classical Unix toolkit textbook

I am looking for a book about the Unix command-line toolkit (sh, grep, sed, awk, cut, etc.) that I read some time ago. It was an excellent book, but I totally forgot its name. The great thing about ...
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Good free intro to Ubuntu? [closed]

So a friend asked me if I knew of a good Ubuntu tutorial or book. I remembered one from a while ago: the Ubuntu Pocket Guide, but it turns out it's from 2008, so it's not really ideal any more. Are ...
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Mono book recommendations [closed]

Does anyone know if there are any upcoming book releases for Mono/GTK#? The only book I could find on Amazon with a decent rating is over 6 years old.
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Good introduction to Subversion for inexperienced users? [closed]

Can you suggest a good introduction to Subversion for UNIX (or Mac OS X) users? It can assume familiarity with basic command-line usage, but not any advanced topics (with bash scripting counting as "...
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What is the best book to learn Linux system programming? [closed]

I am trying to learn Linux system programming, which is the best book to learn this?
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Recommended reading to better understand Unix/Linux internals [closed]

I've worked on *nix environments for the last four years as a application developer (mostly in C). Please suggest some books/blogs etc. for improving my *nix internals knowledge.