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When you want to know how to do something in Linux, where do you go? The man pages? Our condolences. For instantly usable answers -- written in blessedly clear English -- read Linux Cookbook, Second Edition.
Want to write-protect a file? Convert Word documents to plain text? Output text to PostScript? Create a tree graph of directory contents? Play streaming MPEG audio? Copy files to a DOS/Windows floppy disk? List free disk space? Decode ROT13 encryption? Set up PPP? Send a fax? Connect to a remote host? Create a boot floppy? Configure X? Set up appointment reminders? It’s all here.
This book roughly encapsulates the day-to-day knowledge of a typical Linux power user. There’s not much mouse-and-windows stuff here -- with a few exceptions, it’s Linux as it was born to be: command line solutions, fast, efficient, and powerful. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.