Recommendations for BSD Unix Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for FreeBSD & BSD Books

loony loonybomber at
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?


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