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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent day-to-day and reference book for scripting, February 25, 2010
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I purchased this book as a guide when I had to teach myself the basics of Linux and shell scripting for a project at work. I needed to quickly learn how to use the Linux command line inferface and to extract and organize several lines of relevant data from 100,000+ lines generated for each run of my software program. Trying to manually organize this data in a spreadsheet program such as Excel would have been a nightmare to say the least!

I bought this book from Amazon based on the other favorable reviews, and want to add my two cents that it is an excellent resource to learn the Linux command line functions and shell scripting commands! I was especially impressed with how well the information was presented, and it was clearly understandable to a person without any previous experience with Linux, programming, or knowledge of programming syntax such as myself. Examples are abundant and helpful, and the idiosyncrasies between the different Linux shells are also explained in detail.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is new to Linux, and/or wants to use Linux and shell scripting to automate data processing. It takes some time to get proficient in scripting, but it will save you time in the long run!
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Initial post: May 23, 2012 8:58:44 PM PDT
D. M. ONEAL says:
I'm buying this book based on this review. I hope it's as good as you say it is!
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