Book "Fedora Linux Toolbox"

I have found this book handy, but my copy was published in 2008. There have been lots of changes since then so I would like to get a more recent reference. Does anyone know if there is a recent version of this book or another book that is a command reference book. I’m not looking for one of the books for beginners that is long on explanations and short on command details (options / arguments) and short on commands covered.

I’ve looked around and the most recent copy of this book I can find for sale is a 2010 version.

Thanks in advance for your help with this.

I guess checking with the book publisher would bring you faster to an answer/result.

Anyway there is the “Linux Bible” in general from same author on the market. Probably this is the better solution for nowadays. To be more general on Linux.

In the other hand we do have a user documentation online for free .
If you have questions you can help to actualize it. Everything changes so fast, bringing out a new book every seven month would not be a very lucrative business.

What I’m looking for is a command line reference (bash). Sometimes I want to use a command I haven’t used in a while or one I’ve not used before, and I want to quickly look something about the command. The Fedora-Linux-Toolbox book I have is good for this sort of thing, but it’s old. I checked with the publisher (Wiley) and this one seems to be out of print.

Wiley offers: Linux Bible, 10th Edition 2020. The only concern I have with this is if the kernel that Fedora Workstation uses is modified from the generally distributed version this book seems to be for (no “Fedora” in the title). Is this one recommended for my desired use or are their other recommendations?

Thanks in advance for your help with this.

You can create your own cheat sheet and import the community one.
check out:

sudo dnf install cheat

Description :
: Cheat allows you to create and view interactive cheatsheets on the command-
: line. It was designed to help remind *nix system administrators of options for
: commands that they use frequently, but not frequently enough to remember.

For being up do date you need to use the tools where come with the actual kernel like:

help  = displays internal commands of a kernel
info  = This documentation describes the stand-alone Info reader which you can
        use to read Info documentation.
man   = man - an interface to the system reference manuals

When you want to have examples, you can create them and store with cheat. This is the only way to be up to date.

Do not forget, if we do get new commands, mostly the older one are still available.

I think that what you want, being up to date with a printed book is not available. Everything changes too fast.

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Google search works quite well using a short task description and keywords like cli, bash, or shell.

In addition, there’s apropos for offline usage and DNF search for package names.

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I don’t think books are good for command references nowadays. Software changes so quickly, books become outdated before they’re published.

Even seemingly well-established parts of the system are still evolving in modern distros like Fedora, especially as old software is phased out. It’s hard enough keeping online documentation up to date—see for example the warning at the top of this page of the Fedora docs. A book won’t tell you that it’s out of date.

If you’ve not used a command before, how do you know it’s the command you should use to solve your problem?

Search in your favourite search engine “how to do X on linux” (as opposed to “how to use Y command”). Often there are multiple solutions, and you can find more useful real-world examples from other people on forums and question sites (like this one) than a book could hope to cover.