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Dave Taylor has a Masters degree in Education, an MBA, and has written a dozen technical books, including Learning UNIX for Mac OS X (O'Reilly), Solaris for Dummies (Hungry Minds), and Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours (SAMS). He was a contributor to BSD 4.4 UNIX, and his software is included in many major UNIX distributions.
I have just begun to read this book. Shell scripts are command line tools that make Linux (and Unix) significantly more powerful and useful than Windows anything. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert Getsla
This book is cool. And yes, this not a textbook where you learn in a sequential order. You need to have intermediate-advanced level understanding of bash. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is awesome! I'm just learning Linux from college and my teacher recommended it as we start learning shell scripting. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bela
Some of the reviews of this booki makes me wonder if the reviewer has even read the book.
I've only got as far as page 20 and have found several errors in the scripts so... Read more
As noted in the title, this book is a really fun read and has some great ideas on using shell scripting to do some pretty neat things. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Unix Lists
After being through a big pile of programming books (including bash books) which are overwhelmingly abstract and give few concrete examples, this book gives concrete examples of... Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by Jesse
Almost all the previous comments are so positive ... I almost hate to be a sour-puss.
The book could absolutely be very good for a person who is somewhat new to shell... Read more
Still reading it, still loving it.
Of course I love everything I have read from nostarch press.