Recommendations for BSD Unix Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for FreeBSD &
loonybomber at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 28 21:37:26 UTC 2008
What are folks recommendations for the updated edition of BSD UNIX Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD (Paperback)by Christopher Negus (Author), Francois Caen (Author)?
Overall, Absolute FreeBSD boosted my confidence/competence but as my only printed Unix/Linux/BSD resource although it is not the "be one and end all" resource to FreeBSD as I was hoping for, particularly when it comes to slightly more advanced topics as building a production LAMP server. I have the budget for another book.
I don't have access to a print version so I can really check it out before I buy. Has anyone found BSD UNIX useful, more than useless, or redundant? Is it organized and indexed well? Is a good read on the toilet or only when when your working on a box? Hasn't some other sys admin documented their commands really well and shared them? This recommendation would be for a FreeBSD novice user. If they didn't know how to script and had a choice between BSD UNIX Toolbox and a book about how to script, what would they be better off getting?
On that note, does anyone have recommendations for a freebsd orientated beginners guide to scripting and using scripts to manage a freebsd box and common systems/services/daemons?
May the admins live long and prosper.
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