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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: 101 Scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and UNIX Systemsby Dave Taylor
Synopses & Reviews
Fun and functional Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX shell scripts
The UNIX shell is the main scripting environment of every Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX system, whether a rescued laptop or a million-dollar mainframe. This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX problems and personalize your computing environment. Among the more than 100 scripts included are an interactive calculator, a spell checker, a disk backup utility, a weather tracker, and a web logfile analysis tool. The book also teaches you how to write your own sophisticated shell scripts by explaining the syntax and techniques used to build each example scripts. Examples are written in Bourne Shell (sh) syntax.
About the Author
Dave Taylor has a Masters degree in Education, an MBA, and has written a dozen technical books, including Learning UNIX for Mac OS X (O'Reilly), Solaris for Dummies (Hungry Minds), and Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours (SAMS). He was a contributor to BSD 4.4 UNIX, and his software is included in many major UNIX distributions.
Table of Contents
Title; Brief Contents; Contents In Detail; Introduction; The Missing Code Library; Improving On User Commands; Creating Utilities; Tweaking Unix; System Administration: Managing Users; System Administration: System Maintenance; Web And Internet Users; Webmaster Hacks; Web And Internet Administration; Internet Server Administration; Mac Os X Scripts; Shell Script Fun And Games; Afterword; Index; Updates;
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