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There's a lot to be said for going back to basics. Not only does this Bible give you a quick refresher on the structure of open-source Linux software, it also shows you how to bypass the hefty graphical user interface on Linux systems and start interacting the fast and efficient way—with command lines and automated scripts. You'll learn how to manage files on the filesystem, start and stop programs, use databases, even do Web programming—without a GUI—with this one-stop resource.
Understand the Linux desktop and various command-line parameters
Learn filesystem navigation, file handling, and the basics of bash shell commands
Write shell scripts to automate routine functions and reports
Harness nesting loops and structured commands
Monitor programs, master file permissions, and make queries
Run scripts in background mode and schedule jobs
Use sed, gawk, and regular expressions
Explore all alternate shells, including ash, tcsh, ksh, korn, and zsh
This is a good book to get you started on shell scripting.
The book has tons of code examples to help you see the results of the things you're doing and the author does a very good job at explaining everything in depth.
Great book for beginners in bash, but you should have some experience in GNU/Linux.
I bought this for my Linux/Unix Shell Scripting class while in College and it would have been perfect, but it lacks some detail as to how to do the lessons our instructor had us... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Daniel J. Grossi II
I found this Linux reference to be a great read. It is or can be a valuable reference to all linux users regardless of user level. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Johnson Walthall
$10 small Linux book to try commands on laptop wherever I go. Also LPIC-1 exams.
On 2 laptops and a quad 4 box
Great book but I could have done without the bible quote and acknowledgement to skygods. Good coverage of how to decode and write shell scripts.Published on March 3, 2012 by Bcstractor
This book is great to learn about Linux in general and to get started with scripting. There is a lot of information about other shells such as csh, zsh, korn and bash. Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Taylor Etheredge
I've only reached up to the beginning of the shell scripting section. There is plenty of material covering linux basics that lays the groundwork for shell scripting to come. Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by S. C. Talbot
I've read the first 10 chapters of the books and so far it's amazing. The book has a lot of information and covers a lot of useful Linux commands. Read morePublished on December 14, 2010 by Antonio Araujo