UNIX in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 1999
Pages: 624

You may have seen Unix quick-reference guides, but you've never seen anything like UNIX in a Nutshell. Not a scaled-down quick reference of common commands, UNIX in a Nutshell is a complete reference containing all commands and options, along with generous descriptions and examples that put the commands in context. For all but the thorniest Unix problems, this one reference should be all the documentation you need.The third edition of UNIX in a Nutshell includes thorough coverage of System V Release 4. To that, author Arnold Robbins has added the latest information about:

  • Sixty new commands in The Alphabetical Summary of Commands
  • Solaris 7
  • Shell syntax (sh, csh, and the 1988 and 1993 versions of ksh)
  • Regular expression syntax
  • vi and ex commands, as well as newly updated Emacs information
  • sed and awk commands
  • troff and related commands and macros, with a new section on refer
  • make, RCS (version 5.7), and SCCS commands
In addition, there is a new Unix bibliography to guide the reader to further reading about the Unix environment.If you currently use Unix SVR4, or if you're a Solaris user, you'll want this book. UNIX in a Nutshell is the most comprehensive quick reference on the market, a must for any Unix user.
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UNIX in a Nutshell: System V Edition, 3rd Edition Review

By Tjeerd van Hoytema

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My number 1 reference book for anything Unix related. The book could use an update though. But 600+ pages with nothing but useful information.

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This is a great UNIX reference book. Commands are easy to look up and explained in enough detail to determine if it's what you are looking for. Very useful for looking up various switches for common UNIX utilities.

 
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Just an aspiring sysadmin, but I can recognise greatness when I see it. I never knew the greatness of awk or sed before reading this; it's an incredibly valuable reference for this budding shell programmer; it teaches me commands like tee and nohup that would have me reinventing the wheel without them. Recommended, believe it.

I am now blessing your tarsier...

 
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Hello out there in IT land, this is very informative book. Short and to the point, the way a computer book should be!!

Great for anyone who needs a quick reference, or just want to sharpen their UNIX skills

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A very good refence guide. So good in fact that my original copy was 'borrowed'. Worth keeping to hand, especially if you do a lot of scripting.

The book is well laid out and easy to follow. Just a shame not every command is covered.

 
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Well done but I missed the 'mount'-command. Forgot it?

 
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I have been using Unix for over a decade and have never found a better and more concise guide. No matter how much I try to memorize, there is still more to learn. I have recommended this to dozens of coworkers and have yet to receive unhappy results. Like the Amex card, 'never leave home without it.'!

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