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Shell Scripting: Expert Recipes for Linux, Bash and more [Kindle Edition]

Steve Parker
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A compendium of shell scripting recipes that can immediately be used, adjusted, and applied

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!

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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. Shell Scripting: 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 wrox.com Programmer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2560 KB
  • Print Length: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox; 1 edition (17 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005J58LSO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #334,756 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Steve Parker is a Unix and Linux consultant with 20 years experience of Unix, and 15 years experience with GNU/Linux. He wrote and maintains the online shell scripting tutorial at http://steve-parker.org/sh/sh.shtml.

Steve provides IT Consultancy services, mainly to large Blue Chip companies, and can also provide training courses in Shell Scripting as well as Unix and Linux technologies. He can be contacted via http://sgpit.com/.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn by example 9 May 2012
Format:Paperback
If like me (and most people) you learn best from examples, this is just the book to read to find out how to write shell scripts. Actually it is a petty good book to look at if you just want to learn how to be a more effective user of any flavour of Unix: Linux, Ubuntu, Solaris, Red-hat, etc, etc. Obviously, you do have to be a Unix user for this stuff to be useful.

Material is presented in a logical order; it has lots of examples, and the explanations are clear. It begins with very simple things, and ends up with very powerful scripts particularly useful to system administrators.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book for experienced admins 28 Oct 2012
Format:Paperback
While I wouldn't say I could recommend this book for complete novices I highly recommend it for intermediate and advanced administrators, its packed with easy to follow examples that are broken down into well thought out chapters that build on what you have learned earlier in the book, personally I don't like chapter one about the history of Linux but the rest of the book is well worth the purchase price, its one of those books you use all the time because if you are like me you write scripts to carry out manual, dull, boring and repetetive tasks and you want a book you can flick open to the relevant section, lookup what you need and then start coding, for this reason it won't just be gathering dust on your bookshelf the way many IT related books do...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant 29 Dec 2012
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This is a very useful book for a regular Linux Sys Admin. I should have had this book ages ago.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners 29 Nov 2011
By Nick Lloyd - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Nowhere in the description for this book does it say that it can be picked up by a beginner, so when I say that I knew very little about shell scripting when I bought it, and I got confused fast, it's more my mistake than the authors or publishers. I'm merely letting others know that this book is intended for those that already know the basics of shell scripting. I'm currently reading a different book to master those basics so that I can then delve into this one more fully, as it seems to be a very well written and straight forward learning tool. Knowing only the basics of getting around the shell, I made it to about page 50 or so before realizing that I needed to be a little further developed before tackling this more in depth book. At first it seemed that the author was clearly explaining the fundamentals, but then he started throwing things into the script examples that were not introduced beforehand and it is assumed that the reader knows what's going on. Again, this is not a negative, it's just a misunderstanding on my part. I will update this review when I have finished learning the fundamentals and then finished this book. From what I've read so far, it seems like it's going to be very useful!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for enhanching your cli knowledge too 15 Nov 2012
By Pandameow - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book explains in great details of many features of shell scripting in bash, giving plentiful of practical examples. But one little problem is, the author will show you some techniques that haven't been discussed yet in early chapters, without giving any explanations to those stuff (not even a single mention). Depends on whether you are willing to manually "man" them, it can be a good thing or it can be a bad thing. For beginners, that may sound frustrating. But for experience administrator, I think it's a good way to learn by yourself and explore. I not only learn more in shell script programming, I have also learned a lot of command line options that I seldom realize from the examples, although I use those commands everyday.
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