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Learning the basics of Linux/Unix [closed]

Learning the basics of Linux/Unix [closed]

I would like to learn the basics of Linux; In contrast to tutorials that teach how to do common tasks with Ubuntu or something. I'm looking for a structured introduction, not a reference. Also I would like it to be as modern and updated as possible. (I'm tired of reading a Linux introduction in a book where I'm constantly reminded that "today there are new shells that allow you to see the history of the commands you typed before!"

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Guest [Entry]

"You might like the online guide - Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide - as a good starting point. Importantly, it is a well-structured guide. If this is not for you, have a look at Linux in a Nutshell and How Linux Works

A working linux system is typically an installation of a linux distro (distribution). At some point you're going to have to learn processes and commands that are specific to your distribution. You might as well choose a book or guide that bases its explanations and examples on the distro you're using or likely to use.

If you have the time and the inclination, you cannot go wrong with this comprehensive guide: LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition. This guide is a blessing for someone who wants to understand linux, not someone starting out on desktop linux."
Guest [Entry]

One of my personal favorites is "Unix for the Impatient" which is great to understand the essence of Unix. There is much more on top of that, but this is a good starting point.
Guest [Entry]

you cannot learn linux by simply following a tutorial,you have to get you hands dirty and deal with the system itself,try new distros,solve problems,........etc