ii have been working in the IT field for thirty years, but all of that has been in primarily the (not so) wonderful world of Microsoft/pc's. I am now very interested in the Raspberry pi and by extension, Raspbien and Linux. I have looked at several books that make me wade through variables, control structures and other things who's variation from other languages could probably summed up in a couple paragraphs. I Am much more interested in the nuts and bolts of the OS that the pi depends on.
For instance I have been trying to understand the use and syntax of the more important and configurable scripts and files.
Is there a book out there that does not assume that the raspberry pi noob is also a total IT / development noob? I'll bet every one of you have a book like that laying around that you could recommend.
As my experience above might indicate, I am old....and just don't have the patience (or the time remaining) to start over in kindergarten.
Thank in advance for any suggestions.