From the Back Cover
The shell is the primary way of communicating with Unix and Linux systems, providing a direct way to program by automating simple to intermediate tasks. In this invaluable resource, Unix, Linux, and shell scripting expert Steve Parker shares a collection of shell scripting recipes that can be used as provided or easily modified for a variety of environments and situations. The book begins with coverage of theory and principles, replete with insightful examples of each element discussed. You then move on to an in-depth discussion of shell programming, covering all Unix flavors but with a focus on Linux and the Bash shell. All the while, you explore credible, real-world recipes and the tools necessary to get started immediately.
Shares a compendium of helpful shell scripting recipes that can be used to address a variety of real-world challenges
Includes recipes using file and text control as well as general systems administration tasks
Provides a host of plug-and-play recipes ready for you to immediately apply and easily modify
Examines variables, if/then conditionals, loops, functions, pipes, redirects, and more
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