10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Good tool to have in your box,
This review is from: Expert Shell Scripting (Expert's Voice in Open Source) (Paperback)
This book is not intended to teach you how to program nor the basics of shell scripting. The book identifies it's target audience as intermediate to advanced shell coders.
Much of the book is presented in a narrative style, looking at a problem, proposing a solution and explaining how the various parts of that solution work. There are also some 'recipe' style sections, specifically Chapter 24 "Text-Processing One-Liners".
I have personally found the book interesting from the very first chapter, which addresses some debugging techniques I was not aware of. So far it is proving handy to have nearby when I'm hacking on a shell script.