"I can honestly say I have found THE beginner's guide to Linux."
—Jayson Broughton, Linux Journal (Read More)
"The Linux Command Line is the ideal guidebook into the world of the Linux (and UNIX and BSD) command line."
—Jesse Smith, DistroWatch (Read More)
"If you’re new to the command line there is definitely a lot that you can learn from this book."
—Scott Nesbitt, Ubuntu Musings (Read More)
"This is exactly what a Linux beginner needs to get up to speed quickly. The book goes beyond simply walking through all of the command line utilities, and ventures into the realm of theory and how things work together."
—Nicholas C. Zakas, Yahoo! (Read More)
"Anyone who reads this book and makes use of the examples provided will not be able to avoid becoming a Unix command line pro by the time they've hit the end of the book. It provides an excellent introduction to the command line that takes students from knowing nearly nothing to using impressively sophisticated commands."
—Sandra Henry-Stocker, ITworld (Read More)
"Shotts displays a genuine talent for explaining complex material."
—Bruce Byfield, Linux Magazine (Read More)
"The most approachable tome on the subject."
—Federico Lucifredi, Linux Magazine (Read More)
"If you would like to start using the command line, improve your existing skills, or simply want to discover tools that you were never even aware existed, this book has everything you need, and I wholly recommend it."
—Phil Bull, author of the official Ubuntu documentation (Read More)
"The book is a win and I happily give it a 10/10. Recommendation: Highest."
—Ken Hess, The Frugal Networker (Read More)
"If you really want to know your way around a Linux box, this is the book to get."
—Main Street Solutions (Read More)
"The best single source of Linux command line instruction available."
—Ecommerce Developer (Read More)
"This is the best introduction to the command-line I have read."
—BeginLinux.com (Read More)
"There is so much information contained within this book, you're almost guaranteed to learn something. I did."
—The Linux Blog (Read More)
"A perfect companion to more remedial guides to Linux that touch on the command only briefly, and also a terrific bridge to deeper technical programming books. Highly recommended."
—Game Vortex (Read More)
"The Linux Command Line is pleasant to read. It has a light tone, while also getting down to business."
—John D. Cook, The Endeavor (Read More)
"A delightful read and you can hand it to a junior colleague or friend with more limited Unix shell exposure and be confident that they come back significantly shell-wiser and probably happier."
—Peter N.M. Hansteen, That Grumpy BSD Guy (Read More)
"If you're a novice Linux player, or just want to get beyond the pretty graphical wrapper of your MacBook, put this book at the top of your list."
—Michael Larsen, TESTHEAD (Read More)
"Part of the power of the shell is in its almost infinite potential, which most shell users never master, but if you buy and then use The Linux Command Line to its fullest extent, your 'introduction' to the shell will be very impressive."
—James Pyles, A Million Chimpanzees (Read More)
"There's no system administration in the book, just making your way around a filesystem and the tools you need to get results. It's the kind of skills I think people lose out on when they boot to a graphical interface in Ubuntu, for example, and then never experience these tools."
—DragonFly BSD Digest (Read More)
"Shows you how to do just about everything you are ever likely to want to do with a computer using nothing but the command line and a plain text editor."
—Stephen Chapman, Felgall.com (Read More)
"The Linux Command Line gets my highest recommendation for a book that educates and entertains with equal doses of practical knowledge and peripheral anecdotes."
—Larry Cafiero, Lindependence Project (Read More)