Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Unix, Linux, and BSD Command Line Cross-Reference

[UPDATE] This title is no longer available.
Unix, Linux, and BSD systems share a number of similarities; they also have many distinct differences. This is especially true when working in the command line environment. It’s easy to get frustrated, confused, and possibly wreak havoc as you try to transition between the various types of Unix-like systems.

This guide is designed to highlight the differences between Unix, Linux, and BSD on the command line. It covers the most popular Unix-like platforms in use today. Operating systems covered in the book include AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, RedHat/Fedora/CentOS, Debian/Ubuntu, Gentoo, and openSUSE.


  1. The Amazon link is dead. Is this book still available somewhere? I would be interested in buying it.

    1. This book never really gained any traction so I am merging the content into a revised version of my Command Line guide. Stay tuned and thanks for reading.

    2. Thanks for the reply. I look forward to seeing the new book.

    3. My Nmap 6 Cookbook revision will be coming out in a few days with additional content, a few corrections (oops), and various improvements. I'm also finishing up a revision on my Unix/Linux command line book which will be done shortly. Both will be available for free promotional downloads in Kindle format for several days during the first month of availability. Email nick fatfreepublishing.com if you want me to notify you when the free download events are happening. Thanks for reading.