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Interview With the Author of "Mastering Cat"

CmdrTaco posted more than 5 years ago | from the waste-of-words dept.

Books 243

Shlomi Fish writes "O'Reilly is publishing a new book titled 'Mastering cat,' about the UNIX 'cat' command. Here is an interview O'Reilly-Net conducted with the author about it. Read it to see if this book should be part of your bookshelf of technical books."

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How about the followup? (3, Funny)

Fittysix (191672) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420073)

?tac gniretsam

Re:How about the followup? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420133)

I'd prefer the follow up "Mastering Pussy"

Re:How about the followup? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420213)

"A cat is fine too"

Re:How about the followup? (1)

exley (221867) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420429)

Dude, this is Slashdot, and it's April Fools Day, not Opposite Day.

Re:How about the followup? (3, Informative)

Sir_Lewk (967686) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421051)

'tac' is an actual *nix program, prints files out in reverse.

Re:How about the followup? (4, Funny)

lord_rob the only on (859100) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420577)

rob@thinkpad:~$ pussy
bash: pussy: command not found

rob@thinkpad:~$ man pussy
No manual entry for pussy

Pussy doesn't even exist ...

Re:How about the followup? (4, Funny)

h4rm0ny (722443) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420749)

Pussy doesn't even exist ...

That's strange. When I try:

h4rm0ny@mybox~$ grep -r pussy *

I get lots and lots of results.

Re:How about the followup? (4, Funny)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421005)

No manual entry for pussy

I think I see the problem here - try starting her off with 3 or 4 vodka appletinis.

Re:How about the followup? (2, Funny)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420797)

Too bad there isn't a Unix command "Bater".....I'm sure that would be his next book.

:)

I think it would tend to be more of a self help book than a technical tome though...

Re:How about the followup? (1)

prefec2 (875483) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420293)

The followup is "Echo Insights"

Using mouse to master cat (1, Redundant)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420861)

'nuff said, check today's date.

Frist Psot? (0, Offtopic)

orclevegam (940336) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420075)

Maybe? There really should be an achievement for this.

Re:Frist Psot? (3, Funny)

snowraver1 (1052510) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420153)

There is, but it only works if you are logged in as AC and if you post either a goatse pic, a long post about Obama's shit, or an instruction manual for someone of african decent.

Re:Frist Psot? (1)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420385)

What is this "African Decent" you speak of? :)

Re:Frist Psot? (5, Funny)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420893)

"What is this "African Decent" you speak of? :)"

Well, it is like regular Descent [wikipedia.org] , except rather than flying through caves, you are flying through a dry, arid desert area. And rather than lasers and smart bombs, you get a spear. If lucky, you get a power up weapon of a coke bottle that comes to you from the gods in the sky.

Re:Frist Psot? (1)

CannonballHead (842625) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421191)

Oh, cool, so it's like an expansion back?

(incidentally, I remember playing Descent...)

Re:Frist Psot? (2, Insightful)

Tim C (15259) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420363)

No it isn't, and no, there really shouldn't...

Re:Frist Psot? (1)

sanjosanjo (804469) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421083)

I believe there should be.

Re:Frist Psot? (1)

Colonel Korn (1258968) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421071)

Maybe? There really should be an achievement for this.

There should be an automatic ban for anyone who posts "First" or "First Post" or any variation thereof.

hm (1, Troll)

pele (151312) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420087)

your april fools jokes are getting dumber and dumber every year

I tried mastering cat. (5, Funny)

SuperBry (1242668) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420097)

But I kept on getting scratched...

Re:I tried mastering cat. (1, Informative)

verbalcontract (909922) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420177)

But I kept on getting scratched...

Next time try piping to /dev/null.

Re:I tried mastering cat. (5, Insightful)

ControversialMatt (1070718) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420179)

There's your problem. It's not your cat, you're his person.

Neuter to decrease aggression (5, Funny)

wonmon (1214678) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420327)

rm -r testes

Re:Neuter to decrease aggression (5, Funny)

kg9ov (611270) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420645)

The cat probably won't be as open to that as you may think... I would suggest using the -f option as well, just to be sure.

Re:Neuter to decrease aggression (4, Funny)

upside (574799) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421087)

How do you remove testes recursively? Are cat testes like Russian dolls? If so, is this somehow related to them having nine lives? Perhaps it makes sense. To kill a cat with any certainty you'd have to do something like

kill -9 $(ps axe | cut -d" " -f1 | tail -1 | head | cat)

which - as we know - is an arcane Unixish incantation to kill the cat by putting it in a bag and cutting somewhere between the tail and head with an axe nine times.

Or maybe you meant rm -f

P.S. I take no responsibility if you're stupid enough to run that command. Anything or nothing could happen.

Re:Neuter to decrease aggression (1)

upside (574799) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421163)

And by "you" I mean the reader, not the parent poster. ;)

Re:Neuter to decrease aggression (4, Funny)

Zashi (992673) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421259)

Parent's command only works after you touch testes

Re:I tried mastering cat. (1)

An ominous Cow art (320322) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420521)

Woulds have been funnier if the author were "Claude Bawls", per the joke.

god (-1, Offtopic)

fyonn (115426) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420099)

isn't this day over yet?!

Re:god (1)

cha0zmag3 (1521207) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420187)

This is about the worst day of the year. Thankfully nobody in my office celebrates this. AT ALL.

Re:god (4, Insightful)

bigstrat2003 (1058574) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420693)

Protip: IGNORE IT.

Seriously, if you hate all these stories so much, leave /. for the day. It won't kill you. You know they're going to be here all day, so come back tomorrow. You'll be happier because you won't be reading the stories, and we'll be happier because you won't be bitching about our fun.

Re:god (1)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420875)

leave /. for the day

But.... I'm working on 12 points in my consecutive days on Slashdot achievement.

Re:god (1)

Patch86 (1465427) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421195)

Except that all the other flipping news websites and blogs are at it too...

Bloody everything...

Re:god (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420889)

isn't this day over yet?!

No, and this place won't return to what ever sliver of sanity sanity it normally has until it is the 2nd of April everywhere on the planet.

The Story About Ping (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420111)

I'll put it right next to "The Story About Ping" http://www.amazon.com/Story-About-Ping-Marjorie-Flack/dp/0140502416

hmmm (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420121)

man cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex42OGGarrE [youtube.com]

Usage: Not used. EVER. Run. Fast and far. QUICKLY.

It took 2 Programmers! (1)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420421)

AUTHOR
              Written by Torbjorn Granlund and Richard M. Stallman.

My guess is Torbjorn Granlund coded it and RMS takes the credit

I am not reading any more Slashdot until (1, Insightful)

GlobalColding (1239712) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420127)

April 1st is over. Even under normal circumstances it is hard to judge seriousness of typical Slashdot posts, but today, I simply refuse to participate in filtering out April Fools detritus from the usual. I am going to get on my Amiga 2000 and play Giana Sisters. That is all.

Re:I am not reading any more Slashdot until (1, Funny)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420251)

Dear Sir or Madame, (if you are a madame, please respond with little black book, kthxbai)

Your frustration with the article posting selection with regards to the date of April 1st, 2009 has been noted.

Please understand that the most amusing thing to the majority of us is people who come to a site VOLUNTARILY on today's date knowing full well that the site will be filled with goofy articles and comments, some amusing, most not. However, your apparent frustration has been duly noted and will be filed with the appropriate authorities. Please be patient, as it can take up to several leap years for your complaint to be handled.

Have a pleasant day, and for God's sake, upgrade to a current gaming console, this isn't 1986.

Yours,

Cletedius P Moran
HMFIC
Slashdot Complaints Department
1st Marine Forces Expeditionary Unit
Baghdad, Iraq
888-867-5309

Giana Sisters (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420289)

I am going to get on my Amiga 2000 and play Giana Sisters. That is all.

Giana Sisters... nice...

You know, though, I've listened to a lot of SID music and recently decided to check out some Amiga Music [paula8364.com] for the first time... I found the Amiga version of the Giana Sisters tune surprisingly dull compared to the C64 version. What is up with that?

Re:Giana Sisters (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420887)

I am going to get on my Amiga 2000 and play Giana Sisters. That is all.

Giana Sisters... nice...

You know, though, I've listened to a lot of SID music and recently decided to check out some Amiga Music [paula8364.com] for the first time... I found the Amiga version of the Giana Sisters tune surprisingly dull compared to the C64 version. What is up with that?

most chiptunes don't work as well when converted to a fuller sound. They were composed with their hardware in mind.

Re:I am not reading any more Slashdot until (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420701)

So, are you really going to play Giana Sisters or is this another April Fool's joke?

Damn. (5, Informative)

castorvx (1424163) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420183)

I was hoping for a manual to help me read the icanhascheezburger comments.

Re:Damn. (4, Informative)

momerath2003 (606823) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420639)

That would be "lolcat," not cat. And here [lolcatbible.com] is a page to help you.

Forget Cat, SQUEEZ BACON!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420209)

Much more interesting is this new product from thinkgeek, known as squeez bacon.

Squeez-Bacon [thinkgeek.com]

It's the worlds most perfect food.

Master (3, Insightful)

Hogwash McFly (678207) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420219)

You can't master any cat, only dogs. As the saying goes - dogs have masters, cats have staff.

How hard is it to get CAT to work with HURD? (5, Funny)

TinBromide (921574) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420233)

I've been trying to get my cat to play nice with gnu Hurd for a while. It seems like it starts to work, but then starts to ignore all IO and proceeds to SLEEP(3600). I am eagerly awaiting someone who can get a cat Hurd to work.

Re:How hard is it to get CAT to work with HURD? (5, Funny)

mrogers (85392) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420317)

The trick to controlling a cat Hurd is pipes... lots of pipes.

Re:How hard is it to get CAT to work with HURD? (1)

Binestar (28861) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420451)

Bravo!

Re:How hard is it to get CAT to work with HURD? (0)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420585)

When building cat, you have to enable support for tunefs. Try passing the --with-tunefs to configure during the build process on Hurd.

Talk to the guys at (2, Funny)

wiredog (43288) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420637)

EDS [youtube.com] .

O HAI (5, Funny)

Oxy the moron (770724) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420235)

I CAN HAZ DIS BOOK NOW PLZ??

Re:O HAI (5, Funny)

Bob The Cowboy (308954) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420523)

I CAN HAZ DIS BOOK NOW PLZ??
--

Proudly supporting the Libertarian Party.

I knew it... lolcats is a grassroots movement started by the Libertarians to... uhh... get... cheezeburgers?

finally (1)

Lord Ender (156273) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420243)

An april 1 tech story that actually made me laugh a little. Nice.

I'm going to print that cover so I can put it over an old book on my bookshelf.

This isn't even a good joke (0, Troll)

notarockstar1979 (1521239) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420247)

Unlike a lot of people around here I have really enjoyed today's April Fool's jokes. However, this is just lazy.

Re:This isn't even a good joke (1)

KarateBob (556340) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420449)

I agree

Re:This isn't even a good joke (1)

Smivs (1197859) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420995)

It's better than mine [smivsonline.co.uk] , which is truly lame, and plugging it here is the only way I'll get any hits!

I just /usr/bin/cat my coffee everywhere. (2, Informative)

Mr. Flibble (12943) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420257)

I guess I forgot what day it was, but the title article made me spew my coffee in laughter.

As an aside, remember kids, don't do this:

cat foo | grep bar

It is bad Unix! (If you don't know why, read the non-existent book on cat...) ;)

Re:I just /usr/bin/cat my coffee everywhere. (5, Informative)

steveha (103154) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421247)

As an aside, remember kids, don't do this:

cat foo | grep bar

It is bad Unix!

Eh, it's not that big a deal.

Yes, you can simply say "grep bar foo" and it will have the same effect with less typing. But it's really not that big a deal, and there are times when I would do this. Usually it is because I'm doing something like this:

shell_script foo | grep bar

And I'm not getting the results I expect; then I might swap out the shell script part for cat, to help me debug. It's easier to type

cat !*

or even

^shell_script^cat

than to retype the whole command.

As long as you know what you are doing, build the command line any way you like. The computer exists to serve you, not the other way around...

Now someone will mod me (-1, No Sense of Humor) or (-1, Beating the Joke Into the Ground). But I regret nothing! Nothing, I tell you.

steveha

In the news today, a group of IT professionals ... (3, Funny)

Phizzle (1109923) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420271)

were found dead. Apparently they were playing a drinking game, and doing a shot for every lolcats reference on Slashdot.

Stop it with the bitching already! (0)

Cerberus7 (66071) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420299)

Oh, for cryin' out loud, can't we have a simple day of gags without all this whining and bitching? Even people tagging stories are having a fit.

It's April Fool's Day. Slashdot has a long tradition of doing stupid crap on this day. Either enjoy it for what it is, or turn off the Intertubes and go do something else until tomorrow. Just stop f-ing bitching and moaning about it like it's seriously messing up your day.

Re:Stop it with the bitching already! (1)

s_mencer (239965) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420549)

All the people bitching about the April 1st content should:

cat > senseOfHumor [enter key]
I didn't use '>>' because I wasn't worried about overwriting an existing file. [enter key]

Still Waiting (5, Funny)

Kushieda Minorin (1453751) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420393)

I'm still waiting for "Mastering true" and "Mastering false". The delay is understandable, considering nobody is able to harness the true power of these two commands.

I use... (1)

Skiron (735617) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420413)

...Schroeder's cat. If it works, you don't know it, but if it doesn't you have to try again until you get it to work (if you can tell that it worked anyway). Then the pipe comes out to stop my mind frying.

Re:I use... (5, Funny)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420641)

...Schroeder's cat. If it works, you don't know it, but if it doesn't you have to try again until you get it to work (if you can tell that it worked anyway). Then the pipe comes out to stop my mind frying.

That's "Schrodinger's cat". Your license to make quantum mechanics jokes is hereby revoked. To make sure you don't try to take your license back, we're going to keep you updated on its current velocity.

Re:I use... (1)

Mattintosh (758112) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420747)

Watch out, he might start using a Heisenberg [wikipedia.org] Compensator [wikipedia.org] . Then you're screwed.

Of course, if he uses one, he'll have to build it first, and if he can build one, he'll have earned the card back anyway.

Re:I use... (2, Funny)

eXonyte (842640) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420681)

Funny, I never realized that Schroeder [wikipedia.org] had a cat...

Well done (1)

bulletman (254401) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420431)

Funny writing. It was obviously a joke, but the concept was so funny that knowing this going in didn't change anything.

Rings too true (1)

mewsenews (251487) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420477)

It's obviously an April Fool's prank, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was an entire book dedicated to the more obscure uses of cat and differences between GNU cat and others.

My logic for this is reading about netcat, being completely bewildered, and being even more completely bewildered when the description of sample command lines read that it "works just like cat!"

I'm more intersted in tail than cat. (4, Funny)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420531)

If they released a book on how to master tail (heck, even find tail), it would change slashdot forever.

Re:I'm more intersted in tail than cat. (5, Funny)

drooling-dog (189103) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420663)

That would be useful. And if there was one on mastering head, I'd buy it for the GF...

Re:I'm more intersted in tail than cat. (1)

wonmon (1214678) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420743)

:(

I have trouble even getting "touch" to work

Re:I'm more intersted in tail than cat. (1)

jlowe (907739) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420805)

Well... mastering "cat" does fall along the same lines.

Re:I'm more intersted in tail than cat. (1)

A Commentor (459578) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420989)

Did you even look:

$ which tail

/usr/bin/tail

And for info...

$ man tail

TAIL(1) BSD General Commands Manual TAIL(1)

NAME

tail -- display the last part of a file

C'mon, it's been done already (1)

k2dbk (724898) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420545)

How will this ever outsell the wildly popular "Cat for Dummies"?

I *want* one! (0)

Spazmania (174582) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420591)

It would be a great laugh when someone stops by to borrow one of my other books.

Here goes: (4, Funny)

IceCreamGuy (904648) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420605)

~# date
Wed Apr 1 13:31:50 EDT 2009
~# links2 -dump http://slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org] >> humortest.txt
~# cat humortest.txt | grep $somethingfunny
~#

Re:Here goes: (2, Interesting)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420921)

You should really have RTFA. That's a UUOC. You just completely wasted a process call and unnecessarily wrote to a file:

links2 -dump http://slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org] | grep $somethingfunny

Of course, if we look at your use of an appending redirection (>>) (assuming humortest.txt already exists and has useful data), then you still unnecessarily wrote to a file:

links2 -dump http://slashdot.org/ [slashdot.org] | cat humortest.txt - | grep $somethingfunny

Re:Here goes: (2, Funny)

IceCreamGuy (904648) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421129)

I know, I wrote that all out, and then I was like "wait, shit, I can just grep it right from the links2 output." So I wrote it on one line... but then I realized I wasn't using cat anymore and it ruined the joke. Please don't judge me!

P.S. thanks for introducing me to the phrase "UUOC," now I have something funny to read!

Geeks shouldn't do marketing (0, Troll)

chill (34294) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420609)

Had they titled this book "Mastering Pussy (cat)" they would've probably made the NY Times Best Seller list.

Don't joke about that. (1)

GoNINzo (32266) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420677)

You can joke about mastering cat. hah hah. funny. sure.

But don't mess with echo, though. When everything else breaks on your unix OS, and you only have builtins alone, you just need echo and some pipes to get it back on it's feet.

This really isn't that unrealistic (1)

FreakerSFX (256894) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420685)

Many discussions between real nerds about seemingly trivial OS topics have gone on for far more than book-length of obscure, historical and political commentary. I sort of find it humbling how much history there is for a lot of the components of UNIX.

I am inclined to stay out of these conversations. I never advertise my point of view because I can't be bothered to try and convert the evangelists to my point of view. I won't convince them, they won't convince me; we'd just end up annoying co-workers and further marginalizing ourselves socially at work.

dog link is broken (1)

Olaf Underbridge (717091) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420697)

<http://jl.photodex.com/dog/>, the link given for the
dog program, is broken, and the first Google hit
seeking a replacement is unresponsive (probably /.ted).

However, <http://manpagehelp.net/manpage/linux/man1/dog.html>
gives a good overview.

Debian/Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install dog
Gentoo:        sudo emerge sys-apps/dog

Great Book! (1)

LaminatorX (410794) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420717)

I much prefer Mastering cat to Teach Yourself cat in 24 Hours.

Upcoming second edition in 2012 (4, Funny)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420731)

The second edition of "Mastering Cat" will include in-depth coverage of the use of "cat" in the new generation of object-oriented Unix shells. Key topics will include:

  • "cat" type safety
  • Using "cat" in traditional mode vs. object-oriented
  • "cat" pitfalls: attempting to run "cat" on non-serializable live objects, "cat" on lists vs. "cat" on text files, using "cat" to capture user input (and dealing with the untyped data stream that results...)

You think I'm joking? Watch me. Hopefully what I come up with won't be quite the nightmare I'm trying to describe above. :D

cat? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420751)

I'm still trying to get the hang of cd!

But... (4, Funny)

cstdenis (1118589) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420775)

it's not even Caturday yet.

Must be rubbish, no mention of tac... (1)

weeble (50918) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420795)

Any book about cat must include tac. I cannot believe the interview didn't mention it once.

Very disappointed, tac is at least as complicated as cat.

Cat tin cans (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420801)

Cat cannot open tin cans.

Donkey Ears (1)

lazy_playboy (236084) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420843)

It's gone midday. Donkey ears for you.

In case you were wondering what the book's like... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420903)

here's a what a simple cat implementation looks like (The book leeaves additional features as an exercise to the reader):

HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
I HAZ A VAR
MAEK ARGV[1] A TROOF, O RLY?
  YA RLY, VAR R ARGV[1]
  NO WAI, VAR R "STDIN"
OIC
PLZ OPEN FILE VAR?
  AWSUM THX
      IM IN YR FILE EATING UR LINES
    VISIBLE LINES
      IM OUTTA UR FILE
  KTHX
  O NOES
      INVISIBLE "ERROR!"
KTHXBYE

can't wait for the sequel.. (1)

midnightclimax (885668) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420913)

"mastering tac". uhhuhu.

Giana Sisters RULES! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27420979)

Best SID sound ever. Someone give him an UNDERRATED mod up pls!

Catting Cat (1)

Chlorine Trifluoride (1517149) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420981)

cat Mastering\ Cat.pdf > /dev/null

But seriously (2, Informative)

Sloppy (14984) | more than 5 years ago | (#27420985)

For example, one case where I found that people truly underestimate the power of cat is in the prefixing a line example. You can do that with:
echo "This would be the first line" | cat - myfile.txt > myfile.txt.new mv -f myfile.txt.new myfile.txt
But people do not realize that and instead opted to use sed, awk, or even perl (!).

I've done that.

awesomeness (1)

Satanboy (253169) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421007)

This was a good one!

We now need a book on Mastering SUDO . . .

I'm holding out... (1)

MoreDruid (584251) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421057)

I'm holding out for next year's title: tac

there must be more to that than cat spelled backwards

I guess we're lucky (1)

DigitalReverend (901909) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421105)

that there isn't a command or language called BATE. Of course most of the people here wouldn't need a manual for that.

The beginning of a new serie (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 5 years ago | (#27421183)

This book will become part of a new O'Reilly serie. The other books will be

touch cookbook
Running grep
Practical uniq Management
Advanced fsck for system administrators
|: The missing manual
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