Learning the bash Shell, 2nd Edition
||Author: Bill Rosenblatt, Cameron Newham|
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (02 January, 1998)
Sales Rank: 5,955
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Good Place to Start
Good starter for those taking their first steps in unix shell scripting. The book is easy to read, with examples that are easy to follow.
For more intricate techniques get the "Unix Power Tools."
Rating: 4 out of 5
This book is an excellent resource for Linux-literate individuals. I use it to tutor students and adults on Bash shell programming. For beginners, it may be too difficult, but the people with hands-on experience will appreciate its content of the each chapter. It lacks real-world examples but with imagination and creativity, you can easily drum up a number of viable samples. This book is not for people who need to be spoon-fed.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Can't Live Without It
O'Reilly has become the de facto for techie books. They are immensely helpful when you just want to dig your feet in and get hardcore with coding. They make for easy reads. Examples are practical and clear.
I find this book to be a great reference tool when working on the Unix command line in the Bash Shell environment. I highly recommend this book if not for reading purposes but as an excellent source of feedback if you are not sure what commands you should be using.
Whilst you do have manpages, which are often handy, this book brings you clarity and elaboration when coding may not come to you that easy as it does for others. Learn Bash without bashing your skull on the keyboard in frustration.
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