How Linux Works - What Every Super-User Should Know

How Linux Works—What Every Super-User Should Know

by Brian Ward
San Francisco

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Library of Congress Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

Ward, Brian.
  How Linux works : what every super-user should know / Brian Ward.
       p. cm.
  Includes index.

ISBN 1-59327-035-6

1. Linux. 2. Operating systems (Computers). I. Title.

QA76.76.O63 W3654 2004