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About Steve Parker
Steve Parker is a Unix and Linux consultant with 25 years experience of Unix, and 20 years experience with GNU/Linux. He wrote and maintains the online shell scripting tutorial at https://shellscript.sh/
Steve provides IT Consultancy services, and can also provide training courses in Shell Scripting as well as Unix and Linux technologies. He can be contacted via https://steve-parker.org/
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Learn Linux / Unix shell scripting by example along with the theory.
What Makes This Book Special?
The content as well as the structure is designed to provide a strong competence with Shell Scripting, in an easy to follow way. Readers' feedback confirms that this is a successful format, and useful to people of all backgrounds.
This is a thorough yet practical tutorial with examples throughout. It has been written with extensive feedback from literally thousands of readers. These include new students as well as academics and seasoned professionals in the field. Some have a long Unix and/or Linux background, others have none.
This tutorial is currently cited by at least seven different University Degree courses around the world, as a teaching resource for their Undergraduates.
Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Philosophy
- 3. A First Script
- 4. Variables (Part 1)
- 5. Wildcards
- 6. Escape Characters
- 7. Loops
- 8. Test
- 9. Case
- 10. Variables (Part 2)
- 11. Variables (Part 3)
- 12. External Programs
- 13. Functions
- 14. Hints and Tips
- 15. Quick Reference
- 16. Interactive Shell
- 17. Exercises
The shell is the primary way of communicating with the Unix and Linux systems, providing a direct way to program by automating simple-to-intermediate tasks. With this book, Linux expert Steve Parker shares a collection of shell scripting recipes that can be used as is or easily modified for a variety of environments or situations. The book covers shell programming, with a focus on Linux and the Bash shell; it provides credible, real-world relevance, as well as providing the flexible tools to get started immediately.
- Shares a collection of helpful shell scripting recipes that can immediately be used for various of real-world challenges
- Features recipes for system tools, shell features, and systems administration
- Provides a host of plug and play recipes for to immediately apply and easily modify so the wheel doesn't have to be reinvented with each challenge faced
Come out of your shell and dive into this collection of tried and tested shell scripting recipes that you can start using right away!
The author is an independent IT consultant with almost two decades experience with Linux and RPM.