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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.
Book was extremely helpful in the workforce. I had to self teach how to shell script and this book came in handy in understanding different combinations of unix commands and their... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ryan francis
I am an experienced shell scripter but am always open to improvement. I like the clean code and extra tips I didn't know. Worthy addition to any shell coder's library. Read morePublished 2 months ago by NYC Reader
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 4 months 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 6 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the last edition of O'Reilly's CLASSIC SHELL SCRIPTING was published in 2005, the approach it used was already somewhat out of date and the readership it addressed on...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 6 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 6 months ago by Ghezbora