Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook
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""As an author, editor, and publisher, I never paid much attention to the competition-except in a few cases. This is one of those cases. The UNIX System Administration Handbook is one of the few books we ever measured ourselves against." " -From the Foreword by Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media ""This book is fun and functional as a desktop reference. If you use UNIX...more
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Published July 14th 2010 by Prentice Hall (first published January 1st 1900)
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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.
Feb 15, 2014 Ann is currently reading it
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.
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.
Good review/reference. Just searching the internet for specific things is probably better, but sometimes it's good to have everything in one place.

Edit: Great for tests. Memorize!
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!
عَبدُالكَرِيمْ  الهاشمي
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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