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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: 101 Scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and UNIX Systems / Edition 1
     

Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: 101 Scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and UNIX Systems / Edition 1

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by Dave Taylor
 

ISBN-10: 1593270127

ISBN-13: 9781593270124

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA

Fun and functional Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX shell scripts

The UNIX shell is the main scripting environment of every Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX system, whether a rescued laptop or a million-dollar mainframe. This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX problems and personalize your computing

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Fun and functional Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX shell scripts

The UNIX shell is the main scripting environment of every Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX system, whether a rescued laptop or a million-dollar mainframe. This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX problems and personalize your computing environment. Among the more than 100 scripts included are an interactive calculator, a spell checker, a disk backup utility, a weather tracker, and a web logfile analysis tool. The book also teaches you how to write your own sophisticated shell scripts by explaining the syntax and techniques used to build each example scripts. Examples are written in Bourne Shell (sh) syntax.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593270124
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 Missing Commands
Chapter 2 User Commands
Chapter 3 More User Commands
Chapter 4 Fixing Unix
Chapter 5 Administrative Tools
Chapter 6 More Administrative Tools
Chapter 7 Web and Internet Users
Chapter 8 Webmaster Hacks
Chapter 9 Web and Internet Administration
Chapter 10 Server Scripts
Chapter 11 Mac OS X Scripts
Chapter 12 Shell Script Fun and Games
Index

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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: 101 Scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and UNIX Systems 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The book is aimed at all users and systems administrators of linux and every unix variant, including most importantly the MacOS. If you already know some scripting, you should be quite at ease here. Taylor does decide to restrict his discussion to the Bourne shell and its descendent, bash. He drops the C shell! But, as he points out, the scripts he gives can be easily rewritten in the latter if you desire. The book can be roughly divided into two parts. The first is essentially traditional scripting tasks. A user from 1988 would see original material here, but no qualitative surprises. The second half of the book is more interesting. It centres on Web applications. For example, when running a Web server that uses CGI, Perl and C are often the choice for implementing logic. But sometimes you can get by with a simpler approach - using a Bourne shell. Taylor shows how to do this to make simple web pages, with images, even. Cool! Though this outlook lacks the full expressive power of generating dynamic pages via Java Server Pages/Servlets, these latter alternatives can be quite forbidding to learn. If you are already comfortable with sed, awk, grep [etc], you may want to try this approach, provided your web site is not too complex. In summary, the web scripting approach suggested here may be the most distinctive and useful sections. Worth checking out.