UNIX Shell Programming, Revised Editionby Stephen G. Kochan, Patrick H. Wood
UNIX Shell Programming, Revised Edition, shows UNIX users how to quickly and easily automate routine tasks by taking command of the UNIX shell. The shell makes light work of big tasks by transferring your simple instructions into powerful commands that put UNIX through its paces. You don't have to be a programmer, or a UNIX expert, to use shell programming to take control of your environmentif you are acquainted with UNIX, this book can take you the rest of the way. If you are a programmer, you'll be surprised at the range of tasks you can automate with the shelland at the speed and convenience the shell has over many high-level programming languages. If you're from the growing ranks of UNIX system administrators, this book shows how the shell can make your life easier while improving your service.
Meet the Author
Stephen G. Kochan and Patrick H. Wood are prolific UNIX authorities, having written Exploring the UNIX System, UNIX System Security, and UNIX Shell Programming. They serve as consulting editors for Hayden Books' UNIX System Library, and are coowners of Pipeline Associates, a UNIX and C language consulting firm. Kochan also has written two books on C, Programming in ANSI C and the bestselling Programming in C.
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This book is truly a gem! While it may not have the latest info on specific flavors of Unix, it's an exceptionally clear introduction to general Unix concepts and commands that will be applicable whether you find yourself using Solaris, Linux, BSD, HP-UX, AIX, Irix or ... It's not a guide to all the commands, in the way the O'Reilly's excellent Nutshell books are, but with this as your intro and O'Reilly as your reference you can be a wizard quickly.
This is a good book. This book covers both Bourne shell and Korn shell scripting. Authors have managed to cover almost everything required for Shell-scripting but missed out few important commands like head,tail,find,du,df etc. Otherwise this is a great book. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn Bourne/korn Shell scripting.