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Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.
Nelson Beebe is a long time Unix user and system administrator, and has helped for years on Usenet newsgroups.
Definitely a great resource if you're starting to create more complex shell scripts. I suggest getting the bash Cookbook afterwards to keep as reference.Published 1 month ago by John T Hill IV
I really liked this book. It is not only a great book not only to learn shell scripting, but also unix commands in general.Published 3 months ago by cmac303
By the time the last edition of O'Reilly's CLASSIC SHELL SCRIPTING was published in 2005, the approach it used was already somewhat out of date and the readership it addressed on... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christopher Culver
Has a lot of good stuff for anyone completely new to *nix shell scripting, but it mostly focuses on how to use external commands (grep, awk), pipes and redirects, etc. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ghezbora
Covered the fundamentals in a systematic way. Clearly explained the software tool technique and emphasized them with examples. Portability of the script was emphasized.Published 4 months ago by Tom T.
Need to know how to build a foundation of knowledge and you will be on. Your way to success. RecommendedPublished 7 months ago by Hugh Nguyen
I've been writing Korn Shell for over 17 years and I figured this book would offer me nothing more, but I was wrong. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael L. Jenkins
the only book ive ever bought two copies of so i can use it wherever i am. does an excellent job of relating mysterious-seeming commands to the working of posix compliant systems,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by B. Jacobs-swearingen
I've been wanting to understand more about Shell Scripting for quite a while but really only ever learned enough to get basic things done or fix existing scripts as needed. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mel