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Learning the Bash Shell: Unix Shell Programmingby Cameron Newham
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O'Reilly's bestselling book on Linux's bash shell is at it again. Now that Linux is an established player both as a server and on the desktop Learning the bash Shell has been updated and refreshed to account for all the latest changes. Indeed, this third edition serves as the most valuable guide yet to the bash shell.
As any good programmer knows, the first thing users of the Linux operating system come face to face with is the shell the UNIX term for a user interface to the system. In other words, it's what lets you communicate with the computer via the keyboard and display. Mastering the bash shell might sound fairly simple but it isn't. In truth, there are many complexities that need careful explanation, which is just what Learning the bash Shell provides.
If you are new to shell programming, the book provides an excellent introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most advanced features. And if you've been writing shell scripts for years, it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. Learning the bash Shell is also full of practical examples of shell commands and programs that will make everyday use of Linux that much easier. With this book, programmers will learn:
This edition serves as a guide yet to the bash shell. It's full of practical examples of shell commands and programs guaranteed to make everyday use of Linux that much easier. Includes information on key bindings, command line editing and processing, inte
Cameron Newham lives in Perth, Western Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in information technology and geography at the University of Western Australia, Cameron joined Universal Defence Systems (later to become Australian Defence Industries) as a software engineer. He has been with ADI for six years, working on various aspects of command and control systems. In his spare time Cameron can be found surfing the Internet, ballroom dancing, or driving his sports car. He also has more than a passing interest in space science, 3D graphics, synthesiser music, and Depeche Mode.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: bash BasicsChapter 2: Command-Line EditingChapter 3: Customizing Your EnvironmentChapter 4: Basic Shell ProgrammingChapter 5: Flow ControlChapter 6: Command-Line Options and Typed VariablesChapter 7: Input/Output and Command-Line ProcessingChapter 8: Process HandlingChapter 9: Debugging Shell ProgramsChapter 10: bash AdministrationChapter 11: Shell ScriptingChapter 12: bash for Your SystemAppendix A: Related ShellsAppendix B: Reference ListsAppendix C: Loadable Built-InsAppendix D: Programmable CompletionColophon
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