To be honest if you are looking for good books about using the command line... a physical book the author Mark G Sobell..... His books are all for beginners... but go into detail.... i think using his books for reading material while using the online books for practical reference you will learn alot faster and get best of both worlds....
its good to see were talking about how to teach other people the Linux command line.... Thats definetly Ubuntu spirit
I have like the 2nd edition of Linux in a nutshell, which is very helpful, also explains some of the older/unused shell conventions which I might come across.
It's up to a much more modern edition now, but I daresay it's still as good.
+1 Great idea and resource
I imagine an awful lot has been written about the CLI and I think this thread will continue to grow for a while.
My personal suggestions for something to add to the list:
( From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )
- open source and free
- written for understanding without specialist knowledge
- contains links to similar topics, both internal and external links
- the linked item is an introductory item explaining the basics and history of Command Line Interfaces
And the handy
Debian Reference Card (Previously known as Quick Reference)
- a simple short summary primarily as an English pdf
- ( Ubuntu is of course Debian based )
- from here with related documents in other formats and languages
An old fashioned newbie interested in and wanting to learn more about the CLI
Last edited by aka-John99; January 17th, 2012 at 10:22 AM. Reason: added reference card & edited links
click on the post number, that will open the post alone. Or write it out like below.