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Canada Computes: Learning The Bash Shell [Book Review]

Dec 16, 2000, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Coe)

"There are innumerable other customization options detailed. Some of them won't be useful to everybody, but it still helps to learn how to do things you don't need now as you never know when you will need them."

"The high point of the book is shell scripting. You can do practically anything you want with shell scripting except cure disease and end hunger. Seriously, shell scripting is an immensely powerful tool. You owe it to yourself to learn it, if you haven't already. The chapter on shell scripting gives you the basics, for want of a better word and the following chapters cover more advanced topics such as flow control."

"As a reference for writing your own shell scripts, this book is ideal. It taught me enough that, combined with the man pages, I was able to produce a fairly good, if somewhat pointless, shell script."

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