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.
This book is awesome! I'm just learning Linux from college and my teacher recommended it as we start learning shell scripting. Read morePublished 6 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 Obrien
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.
If you are looking for a reference book don't buy this. If you want a book with a huge amount of well written examples and scripts stop right here. Read morePublished on September 13, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I have a confession to make. This book has been sitting patiently on my shelf for several years now waiting for a review. Read morePublished on August 24, 2009 by Daniel Hanks
Today I received a copy of Wicked Cool Shell Scripts (101 scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix Systems) by Dave Taylor. Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by Charles Profitt