UNIX Power Tools
Description:UNIX documentation typically comes in one of two flavors: at one extreme, light and fluffy books that assume you are a terrified PC user who needs to learn enough UNIX to get by at work, or massive and obscure tomes written for gurus, and indistinguishable from the most incomprehensible man pages.
This UNIX book, in contrast, assumes that you are basically a competent and intelligent individual, and that you are sufficiently secure in your self-image at work that you simply want to get things done, simply, by taking advantage of the real power of UNIX without having to learn `man-speak`. It doesn't skimp on clear introductions and overviews, but the focus of the book is on practical examples of the most useful UNIX commands and utilities. A minor quibble: the enclosed CD-ROM is a bit heavy with utilities and packages that are probably already resident on your UNIX system (like Perl, Emacs, pbmplus), but it does contain scripts that are used throughout the book and that you'd probably rather not type in. Highly recommended for anyone who really wants to use UNIX, and not just cower or pose.
I like this book
Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3SQEDKV75C9PX This book is not an introduction to Unix or a tutorial about using Unix. For users who are comfortable with the basics this book offers a hundreds of tips and techniques how to work faster,safer and much better with Unix and some good Unix tools.
This is a must have book !
Jam packed with goodies!
This is one of the greatest computer books I've ever owned.
If you are a beginner, you can open this book, and find all kinds of great tools and techniques you never knew about before. Everything is described briefly, in just a page or two, so you can immediately get something out of it. If you are more advanced, you will find yourself flipping through pages, saying, `Yes, I knew that. Yes, I knew that. Oh, I didn't know that!`
This book is jam packed with tips, techniques and tutorials. If you're a serious UNIX user or shell programmer, this is an extremely handy book to have around. It's only negative might be that there is just so much in here, it is sometimes overwhelming. On the up side, there is an excellent index at the back.
An easy to follow, brick sized book
This book is the best investment I have made and it applies to a lot of things you'd want to do, but never have thought about. 'Hyperlinked' contents point to other parts of the book if you need to know more is really a cool concept. It my Linux companion. I also used it to help those HP admins on some issues.
The ultimate Unix book.
If you're an experienced Unix administrator or advanced Unix user, this is the book to have. The book goes one step beyond the usual books and goes into detail about getting things done in Unix.
In particular there is a lot of info here on shell scripting showing the differences between the Korn, Bourne and C shells.
What is good about this book is that it' not just a refernce but shows you the steps in getting really difficult things done.