Stephen Kochan and Patrick H. Wood - Unix Shell Programming

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  • A classic book for a classic tool

    Apr 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well structured, with short chapters and learning exercises.
    Cons: Could be more comprehensive in some small areas

    Summary: Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and NCR made Unix computers I first started to program for a living. Back then when someone said ‘script’ they meant a shell script, generally for a Bourne shell. Now that we have languages such as Perl and ... read more

  • UNIX Bourne/Korn shell reference, a classic

    Oct 31, 1999 by
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    Pros: solid shell fundamentals, good scripting examples, Bourne/Korn approach
    Cons: Old book, doesn't have the latest Bourne/Korn quirks

    Summary: In the UNIX world, everyone is a crustacean: you need a shell to survive. However, shells are nothing more than programs that allow you to interact with your UNIX environment so that you can do useful things like run programs, surf the web, or most ... read more

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