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Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook

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The twentieth anniversary edition of the worldOs best-selling UNIX system administration book has been made even more invaluable by adding coverage of the leading Linux distributions: Ubuntu, RHEL, and openSUSE. This book approaches system administration in a practical way and is an invaluable reference for both new administrators and experienced professionals. It details
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Published January 1st 1900 by Prentice Hall
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I've got to be honest in saying that I did not read this cover to cover, but instead, scanned over it to get a general working knowledge of what I would need know to work in systems administration. If you have no idea what linux administration entails, then this is a good start. You can take each subject further supplemental reading and research.
It's a comprehensive guide to the operating system(s), written in an approachable and concise style. The explanations and examples are typically illustrative without being too complex, making the material useful for both the beginner and the expert.

If the book has one downfall, it's that the organization of the chapters is convoluted in places (mirroring the Linux filesystem itself, haha)--for example, early chapters on booting and system considerations therein recommend that the reader move FOR
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Like most technical books, this is not something I will read once and set aside, but rather use as a reference over and over (I am not a systems admin, but a motivated end user). Even though I haven't yet read it through I'm giving it five stars; the parts I have read are thorough, relatively easy to understand, and sprinkled with a pinch of humor--something that helps an otherwise dry subject matter go down easier, so to speak. Definitely recommended.
Arvydas Sidorenko
A must read for anyone who is serious about UNIX system administration.
Perfect book on Linux/Unix administration (although BSD is missing, not very important, we have Michael Lucas).
Very detailed (1300 pages), personal experiences shared on various topics and nice humor :)
Alex Maccabi
One of the greatest books for every sysadmin.
not designed to teach you how to run Linux in your basement.
this book is targeted to larger system deployments and real world large systems.
Ajitabh Pandey
An excellent Hands on reference for unix systems administrators. It covers all major flavors of unix class of operating systems such as linux, bsd, solaris...

A must have on the desk.
Good book about system administration of UNIX system. Last edition was a great add on to want i read in Linux system administration handbook. Must read!
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Very VERY detailed. No more scary linux commands after this book ;)
Must read if you want to become a Unix power user or a SysAdmin.
absolutely indispensable. Need two copies...
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“Fire Fighting Although helping users with their various problems is rarely included in a system administrator’s job description, it claims a significant portion of most administrators’ workdays. System administrators are bombarded with problems ranging from “It worked yesterday and now it doesn’t! What did you change?” to “I spilled coffee on my keyboard! Should I pour water on it to wash it out?” In most cases, your response to these issues affects your perceived value as an administrator far more than does any actual technical skill you might possess. You can either howl at the injustice of it all, or you can delight in the fact that a single well-handled trouble ticket scores as many brownie points as five hours of midnight debugging. You pick!” 0 likes
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