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Shell scripting skills never go out of style. It's the shell that unlocks the real potential of Unix. Shell scripting is essential for Unix users and system administrators-a way to quickly harness and customize the full power of any Unix system. With shell scripts, you can combine the fundamental Unix text and file processing commands to crunch data and automate repetitive tasks. But beneath this simple promise lies a treacherous ocean of variations in Unix commands and standards. Classic Shell Scripting is written to help you reliably navigate these tricky waters.Writing shell scripts requires more than just a knowledge of the shell language, it also requires familiarity with the individual Unix programs: why each one is there, how to use them by themselves, and in combination with the other programs. The authors are intimately familiar with the tips and tricks that can be used to create excellent scripts, as well as the traps that can make your best effort a bad shell script. With Classic Shell Scripting you'll avoid hours of wasted effort. You'll learn not only write useful shell scripts, but how to do it properly and portably.The ability to program and customize the shell quickly, reliably, and portably to get the best out of any individual system is an important skill for anyone operating and maintaining Unix or Linux systems. Classic Shell Scripting gives you everything you need to master these essential skills.


A gentle, yet concise introduction to the technology and best practices.

About the Author

Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.

Nelson Beebe is a long time Unix user and system administrator, and has helped for years on Usenet newsgroups.

Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceChapter 1: BackgroundChapter 2: Getting StartedChapter 3: Searching and SubstitutionsChapter 4: Text Processing ToolsChapter 5: Pipelines Can Do Amazing ThingsChapter 6: Variables, Making Decisions, and Repeating ActionsChapter 7: Input and Output, Files, and Command EvaluationChapter 8: Production ScriptsChapter 9: Enough awk to Be DangerousChapter 10: Working with FilesChapter 11: Extended Example: Merging User DatabasesChapter 12: SpellcheckingChapter 13: ProcessesChapter 14: Shell Portability Issues and ExtensionsChapter 15: Secure Shell Scripts: Getting StartedAppendix A: Writing Manual PagesAppendix B: Files and FilesystemsAppendix C: Important Unix CommandsChapter 16: BibliographyColophon

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Robbins, Arnold
O'Reilly Media
elson H. F. Beebe
Beebe, Nelson H. F.
Programming - General
Operating systems (computers)
Programming languages (electronic computers)
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Arnold Robbins;Learning Shell Scripting;Nelson Beebe;awk;bash;csh;korn;scripting;sed;shell;system administration;tcsh;unix shell scripting
Operating Systems - UNIX
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