From the Back Cover
Here's all you need to master Linux commands and shells
Revised, updated, and even more jam-packed with helpful information, this new edition has what you need to master Linux command lines and shell scripts, whether you're a novice or a Linux pro. Even home users will discover a wealth of commands and time-savers that many Linux desktop distributions keep hidden. Best of all, this guide includes a greatly expanded array of real-world, applicable scripts for advanced users. You'll soon be able to automate practically any task on your Linux system.
Work from the command line and learn basic shell commands
Write shell scripts to automate routine functions and reports
Control how and when your shell scripts run on the system
Learn advanced methods of manipulating data in your scripts
Modify your scripts for graphical desktops and other Linux shells
Extract data from Web sites and send data between systems
Create professional-quality shell scripts for use in real-world environments
Use command lines and bypass the GUI
Automate common tasks
Create professional, real-world scripts
About the Author
Richard Blum has worked in the IT industry for more than 22 years as both a systems and network administrator. He has administered UNIX, Linux, Novell, and Microsoft servers, as well as automated network monitoring with Linux shell scripts and written scripts in most of the common Linux shell environments. Richard is the author of several books, including Professional Linux Programming (Wrox).
Christine Bresnahan has worked with computers for more than 25 years as an IT system administrator. She is an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she teaches Linux system administration, Linux security, and Windows security.