Week 1 Readings

Things to read include:

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Learning the Unix Operating System, Fifth Edition by Jerry Peek, Grace Todino-Gonguet, and John Strang (O'Reilly, 2001)
This book describes the essential things you want to know about UNIX, in a readable and quick way.
I suggest reading Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5 to aid with project 1 (it is ok to completely skip chapters 2, 6, 7, 8).

The Linux Command Line [official direct link for pdf download of the book] by William Shotts (No Starch Press, 2012)
I suggest reading Chapters 1, 2, 4, 6, 20 to aid with project 1 (it is ok to completely skip the other chapters).