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Linux Journal: Book Review -- UNIX Shells by Example

Feb 27, 2000, 03:23 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Unix Shells by Example truly fulfills the claim made in the title: over 630 examples are in the book, plus another 60 in the first appendix. If you want to learn shell programming, this book is a must-have."

"The first chapter introduces the three major shells: the Bourne shell, the C shell and the Korn shell... Chapter Two,... gives a very useful explanation of regular expressions... Our friend grep appears in the third chapter--the meaning behind the name, how it works, and how to use it... Chapter Four covers sed, the Streamlined Editor--again, replete with examples."

"The next three chapters describe awk--the history, the input format, records and fields, patterns and actions, script files, comparison expressions, variables, pipes, loops and arrays, to name just a few topics. This section is quite extensive and very useful..."

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