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Tried–and–true recipes that can be immediately applied or easily adjusted to meet your needs
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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About the Author
is an IT consultant specializing in Solaris and GNU/Linux. He has been providing consultancy services for more than a decade. He is the author of the popular Bourne Shell Programming/Scripting Tutorial (http://steve–parker.org/sh/sh.shtml), which sees more than one million visitors a year.