Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible [NOOK Book]

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Talk directly to your system for a faster workflow with automation capability

Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is your essential Linux guide. With detailed instruction and abundant examples, this book teaches you how to bypass the graphical interface and communicate directly with your computer, saving time and expanding capability. This third edition incorporates thirty pages of new functional examples that are fully updated to align with the latest Linux features. ...

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Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible

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Overview

Talk directly to your system for a faster workflow with automation capability

Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is your essential Linux guide. With detailed instruction and abundant examples, this book teaches you how to bypass the graphical interface and communicate directly with your computer, saving time and expanding capability. This third edition incorporates thirty pages of new functional examples that are fully updated to align with the latest Linux features. Beginning with command line fundamentals, the book moves into shell scripting and shows you the practical application of commands in automating frequently performed functions. This guide includes useful tutorials, and a desk reference value of numerous examples.

The Linux command line allows you to type specific shell commands directly into the system to manipulate files and query system resources. Command line statements can be combined into short programs called shell scripts, a practice increasing in popularity due to its usefulness in automation. This book is a complete guide providing detailed instruction and expert advice working within this aspect of Linux.

  • Write simple script utilities to automate tasks
  • Understand the shell, and create shell scripts
  • Produce database, e-mail, and web scripts
  • Study scripting examples ranging from basic to advanced

Whether used as a tutorial or as a quick reference, this book contains information that every Linux user should know. Why not learn to use the system to its utmost capability? Linux is a robust system with tremendous potential, and Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible opens the door to new possibilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118087770
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/23/2011
  • Series: Bible , #747
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 1,216,795
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Blum, LPIC-1, is a 20-year IT industry veteran, as both systems and network administrator for UNIX, Linux, Novell, and Microsoft servers. Rich is widely published on Linux and open source software, and is an online Linux instructor for universities nationwide.

Christine Bresnahan, LPIC-1, started working with computers more than 25 years ago in the IT industry as a system administrator. Christine is an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College. She teaches Linux Essentials, LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ certification, and Python programming classes. Christine produces educational material for use in the college classroom as well as book education resources.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I The Linux Command line

Ch. 1 Starting with Linux Shells 3

Ch. 2 Getting to the Shell 25

Ch. 3 Basic bash Shell Commands 59

Ch. 4 More bash Shell Commands 91

Ch. 5 Using Linux Environment Variables 123

Ch. 6 Understanding Linux File Permissions 147

Ch. 7 Working with Editors 171

Pt. II Shell Scripting Basics

Ch. 8 Basic Script Building 201

Ch. 9 Using Structured Commands 229

Ch. 10 More Structured Commands 255

Ch. 11 Handling User Input 285

Ch. 12 Presenting Data 313

Ch. 13 Script Control 335

Pt. III Advanced Shell Scripting

Ch. 14 Creating Functions 363

Ch. 15 Adding Color to Scripts 385

Ch. 16 Introducing sed and gawk 419

Ch. 17 Regular Expressions 447

Ch. 18 Advanced sed 473

Ch. 19 Advanced gawk 501

Pt. IV Alternative Linux Shells

Ch. 20 The ash Shell 533

Ch. 21 The tcsh Shell 557

Ch. 22 The Korn Shell 587

Ch. 23 The zsh Shell 611

Pt. V Advanced Topics

Ch. 24 Using a Database 639

Ch. 25 Using the Web 673

Ch. 26 Using E-Mail 701

Ch. 27 Shell Scripts for Administrators 725

Appendix A Quick Guide to bash Commands 749

Appendix B Quick Guide to sed and gawk 759

Appendix C Comparing Shells 771

Index 777

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