Book Review – Unix Power Tools, 3rd Edition

On February 5, 2003, in Book Review, by Jeffrey McPheeters

Unix Power Tools, 3rd Edition
Shelley Powers, Jerry Peek, Tim O’Reilly and Mike Loukides
O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.

ISBN 1-596-00330-7
US $69.95 CA $108.95
1,036 pages not including index

Unix Power Tools, an apt title not meant to be redundant (Unix is THE power-user’s operating system, after all) has been the ShopSmith manual or the Unix Almanac since it first appeared in the early 1990s. The second edition appeared in 1999, and with the amazing, if not predicted, growth of Unix and expansion into many flavors; it’s fitting that a 3rd edition should appear now. Over half of the articles have been revised since that last edition to include information pertaining to many of the smaller but ground-gaining Unix’s such as Linux, freeBSD, and Mac OS X’s Darwin.

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