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Ken Burtch graduated with a Computer Science first class honors degree from Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada and did his Masters work at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. He has been using Linux since version 0.97, at a time before Linux was popular. He is the founder of PegaSoft Canada (http://www.pegasoft.ca), an association that promotes Linux advocacy, education, and development in southern Ontario. He has worked with a number of companies, including Mackenzie Financial Corporation, one of Canada's largest mutual fund companies. Ken is an active member of the Writers' Circle of Durham Region and his award-winning short story, "Distance," was recently published in the Signatures anthology.
The year is 2015. I need to refresh my memory of bash and shell programming. I tried several newer books and none of them worked. Until I found this book written a decade ago.Published 1 month ago by Michael
Very prompt service! Description matched the item I received.Published 10 months ago by Louis Petry
Learning BASH on Linux. Have 3 boxes with Linux. New job, need Bash scripts.
Also LPic-1 exams too. exam 117-101
Not only does the author give you insight into scripting 'cleanly' and learning the most relevant commands in bash, the book also has great sections in the appendices on C error... Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Unix Lists
I have found the book to be very helpful, well organized, and have just the right amount and choice of information. Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by Andrew Pollack
This book has exactly what I was looking and more.
I like the reference section at the end of each chapter, because sometimes I only need syntax.
This is one of those books that seems difficult to get through in a linear fashion at first but once you do, it becomes way more 'functional' in that you are able to jump quickly... Read morePublished on February 23, 2009 by damek
In my opinion, this was a very good book.
Before the book, I had a simple understanding of Bash. Read more
Nice POSIX examples. Yes, I'm nit-picking, but the cover says the book is "comprehensive" and a comprehensive book is 800 pages, not 412 pages. Read morePublished on November 16, 2006 by Computer_Geek