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Unix Shell Programmingis a tutorial aimed at helping Unix and Linux users get optimal performance out of their operating out of their operating system. It shows them how to take control of their systems and work efficiently by harnessing the power of the shell to solve common problems. The reader learns everything he or she needs to know to customize the way a Unix system responds.
The vast majority of Unix users utilize the Korn shell or some variant of the Bourne shell, such as bash. Three are covered in the third edition ofUnix Shell Programming. It begins with a generalized tutorial of Unix and tools and then moves into detailed coverage of shell programming.
Topics covered include: regular expressions, the kernel and the utilities, command files, parameters, manipulating text filters, understanding and debugging shell scripts, creating and utilizing variables, tools, processes, and customizing the shell.
Stephen G. Kochan is the owner of TechFitness, a technology-based fitness company. Prior to that, he was the President and CEO of Pipeline Associates, a company specializing in color printing software. Mr. Kochan is the author of several best-selling books on Unix and C programming, including the best-selling Programming in C. He also acted as Series Editor for the Hayden Unix System Library.
Patrick Wood is the CTO of the New Jersey location of Electronics for Imaging. He was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories when he met Mr. Kochan back in 1985. Together they founded Pipeline Associates, Inc., a Unix consulting firm, where he was the Vice President. The co-authored Exploring the Unix System, Unix System Security, Topics in C Programming, and Unix Shell Programming.
Quick delivery. A very good book on shell scripting. Love it!!!Published 5 months ago by faizan zikaria
Very straight forward book with prime examples that can be used in the real world. Requires a lot of time to grasp Unix programming as it does have a steep learning curve, but if... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dimitri
This book is okay, it certainly helps you learn how to do stuff in shell but it is somewhat of a dull read even if that isnt surprising.Published 19 months ago by Daniel S Ertle
This book is being used a textbook for my UNIX Shell Programming class. I believe it is really well written and gives a quick and efficient overview of UNIX scripting. Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by Michael Rosabal
I have been reading pretty much every book on shell scripting that I can get my hands on. I really can't justify this behavior, as one or two good books plus some online resources... Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by Uncle Harry