Linux in a Nutshell covers the core commands available on common Linux distributions. This isn't a scaled-down quick reference of common commands, but a complete reference containing all user, programming, administration, and networking commands.
• Programming, system administration, and user commands with complete lists of options
• LILO and Loadlin (boot) options
• Shell syntax and variables for the bash, csh, and tcsh shells
• Pattern matching
• Emacs and vi editing commands
• sed and gawk commands
• Common configuration tasks for the GNOME and KDE desktops and the fvwm2 window manager
• Red Hat and Debian package managers
New material in the third edition includes common techniques for customizing the GNOME and KDE desktops and the fvwm2 window manager; the dpkg Debian Package Manager; an expanded discussion of the rpm Red Hat Package Manager and CVS; and many new commands.
Linux in a Nutshell is a must for any Linux user; it weighs less than a stack of manual pages, but gives you everything you need for common, day-to-day use.