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#31 wizardfromoz

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 01:50 AM

+1 :thumbup2:

 

 

What about free Manuals? eg as an alternative to

man thingamy-command

& the manual has 3,000 lines, but there is an online version readily available and/or a freely downloaded PDF? Or exclusively e-books?

 

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Edited - deleted an extraneous comment, regrets to the OP


Edited by wizardfromoz, 06 December 2014 - 03:32 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2014 - 02:09 AM

Online manuals, e-books & guides for Linux & LibreOffice. It can be an e-book or a PDF, both of which are downloadable. Or a page, if it's a guide. Read Post #1 closely. from the beginning. 

 

These will have the needed references to Terminal commands for many things, but not all. 

 

That's what this Topic is about, and one can find these via Google, though I didn't intend on search engines to be a discussion, we have many such Topics already, and are not turning this one into another. 

 

And your Top quote (in regards to a using a search engine to find answers) was an answer to another member in Post #11, if you noticed just below that, I gave a link to another guide. 

 

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 04:58 PM

Or a page, if it's a guide.

 

Thanks, that was the part I had not seen elsewhere.

 

As an alternative for (in Terminal)

man sudo

References for sudo as follows:

 

http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/man/sudo.html - but note is v1.8.6 cf 1.8.9 on my Terminal. One-page web guide.

 

http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/man/1.8.9/sudo.man.pdf - PDF for 1.8.9, 12 pages

 

http://www.sudo.ws/ - list of 2014 releases - Note current stable release is v1.8.11p2, released on October 30, 2014.

 

http://www.sudo.ws/sudo/download.html - Downloads for sudo are in .tar.gz format. sha256 checksums are listed. Mirrors are available.

 

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 11:37 PM

While this is an old post and some of the links are dead, There is some valuable information here.

 

 I would like to thank Moderator unSpawn at LinuxQuestions.org, for all his hard work.

 

Security references

 

 

Welcome to the LQ Security references!

Securing a Linux box is not hard, but requires a bit of reading and planning ahead to make sure you covered the important points. That's why I compiled a few lists of texts about Linux security, grouped by subject:

1: Basics, important sites, HOWTO's, handbooks, tips, advisories, mailinglists, hardening, log analysis, sites, books
2: Netfilter, firewall, Iptables, Ipchains, DoS, DDoS
3: Intrusion detection, integrity checks, antivirus
4: Chroot, chrooting, jailing, comparimization
5: Forensics, recovery, undelete
6. Securing networked services

Some texts contain step by step directions for newbies, and some are directed at intermediate or expert users.
Please do not try to read everything in one go and post your questions in the Linux - Security forum. Comments/additions/corrections are welcome, just mail me.


Have fun!
Cheers, unSpawn

A note for copying. While this information is free, there are restrictions for copying. I collected and posted these resources here for the use of the larger Linux Community. This means you are free to copy this information, but you will give credit where credit is due and reference back adding this page as the original Linuxquestions.org URI.
Don't pass it off as your own. All articles are available under the terms of a Creative Commons license.

Security references


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 04:51 PM

While not an ebook, This is useful.

 

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again.

 

http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse



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Posted 26 December 2014 - 01:25 AM

So, I found this yesterday, and of all things in a article in an old Playboy... and the wife said I didn’t read the articles.... I digress.

 

Any who, this is part of www.archive.org which is the project of Internet Pioneer Brewster Kahle, who founded WAIS back in the AOL days, Amazons search engine among other things.  So how does this related to Free Linux eBooks?  Ill feed you baby bird.

 

Part of archive.org is the Book site,

https://openlibrary.org/borrow

 

Here you can grab dang near anything you can find.  Free account is all you need.  I love this place, and in archive.org THERE is a TON of OLD 1920s and current movies, some homemade, TV commercials on and on.  It will make you feel young again, if you got some age on you.

 

But there are Linux books allover, some are old by a few or more years, but a great place to start learning.

 

Here is an Example for a 2010 book

https://openlibrary.org/works/OL15616264W/CompTIA_Linux_study_guide

 

I will NOT list everything on here, they add around 1500 books a day, so take a look yourself.  This is my new place of time killing... I’ll be 600 lbs. in a month at this rate.

Good luck y’all


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:28 AM

Hi czarboom - this looks very interesting but I am a bit obtuse and do not follow the business model, can you explain?

 

I backspaced in the address bar in Firefox, back to the highest level of the domain, then Entered, ran a search on Linux - ebooks only, and came up with the following (in part):

 

VrGIjua.png

 

I need some further information on the Daisy padlock, Borrow, Checked Out - Join Waiting List, &c.

 

I understand the need to sign up, but where do we go from there, and does it matter if you can't afford to donate?

 

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 06:28 AM

Safari Online is not free but I Think best way to get good books: https://www.safaribooksonline.com

 

I don't know is the following Link Legit? - If not I remove that.

 

O'Reilly's Linux CD Bookshelf http://docstore.mik.ua/orelly/unix/


Edited by dante12, 26 December 2014 - 06:29 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 04:25 PM

Thank you very much!  I have a desktp pc with two hard drives. Win 7 on one.  The other I am planning to use for Linux and hopefully try a few versions once I learn more.



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:12 AM

the best way to learn is to install a distro and to learn from it.


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:26 PM

Get the Course http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/561645/introduction-to-linux-new-course-by-edx/?p=3583328



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 02:40 AM

 

I understand the need to sign up, but where do we go from there, and does it matter if you can't afford to donate?

 

 

Chances are, they'll likely send you an email confirmation with a link to click to make sure it's you requesting site access. 

 

As to donations, if it's an honest group or organization, that's what it'll be, is a voluntary gift of cash, sources to other materials, whatever, from those who can donate. They'll let all users have equal access. 

 

That's how donations are supposed to work, there's links all over the place for this, even some of the browser extensions asks for one, as well as Wikipedia (one that I donate $10 to yearly). That's not much, but probably more than 90% of it's users gives. 

 

There are some sites though, that's selling products behind a donation mask, such as the "premium" editions of Zorin OS. It could be for two reasons, or both. First off, a donation isn't a sale, so that site doesn't pay income tax on any collected cash. Secondly, and the one that impacts it's consumers the most, is they're getting no priority support for these editions, just forum support like the rest, with an added email access for support, but no guarantee of a 100% correct answer in a pinch, and most certainly no "on site" support. That's worthless to one with a Professional edition using the OS for business with customers waiting & the computers are down, and for those with Ultimate edition looking to finish the setup a killer home theater to throw a huge party tonight. If I'm paying for an OS, I expect priority support 7 days per week, not when some dev feels like contacting me. 

 

Zorin probably isn't doing anything illegal in their region, doing just enough to stay inbounds of the law. If it were a US based corporation, LLC, or charity, I'm sure the IRS would be looking into the donation aspect of their affairs, and likely wouldn't exist (lor long). Of course they're not the only offenders, but the first that comes to mind. 

 

I say go through the registration process of the Open Library & see how it turns out, may be a great wealth of Linux offerings at no cost. 

 

They have over 500 Linux e-books, so it's worth a shot. The part I don't understand is the "waiting list", seems that with an e-book, this wouldn't be necessary. But nothing wrong with at least going through the procedure & seeing firsthand how it works. If a donation is required for priority access, then we'll know what the deal is. I'm signing up myself to see if there are any catches. 

 

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:58 PM

Thank you very much.  I checked on this in Decembr and started it this January.  The biggest issue I have currently is burning the iso 's to disk.  Issues loading iso  into virtual box as well.  I will keep working at it, reading here and other forums and applying what I read.  If I exhaust all suggested remedies I will come back here and haunt you until I get going good.  Thank you again.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:02 AM

ahberah, if you're running a VM from the same OS you downloaded the ISO to, no DVD burning required. 

 

When starting the machine, point it to the ISO file, it'll mount & self boot it, 10x faster of install than optical media can provide, probably faster than that. That's how both VirtualBox & VMware Player works. 

 

It's much more work configuring the VM itself than booting from the ISO. 

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 05:25 AM

CentOS Administration Essentials. 174 Page PDF e-Book, published in 2014. 

 

http://it-ebooks.info/book/4666/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IT-eBooks+%28Free+Download+IT+eBooks%29

 

CentOS System Administration Essentials

 

Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices. 124 Page PDF e-Book, published in 2013.

 

http://it-ebooks.info/book/3126/

 

Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices

 

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