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  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (20 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449387888
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449387884
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.9 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Arnold Robbins is a professional programmer and technical author who has worked with Unix systems since 1980 and has been using AWK since 1987. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. Arnold is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor.


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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Big Ben TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 July 2011
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We use Linux these days, and it is useful to understand and be able to use what is 'under the hood' in a terminal shell. The equivalent of the MS Windows 'Command Line', only vastly more powerful. Oh yes. BASH is one of many available 'shells' that offer a selection of commands, and it is arguably the most popular and widely used.

If you are new to this 'shell' business, I would recommend Linux Pocket Guide (Pocket Guide: Essential Commands) for a first text - it is less advanced, very well explained and slightly cheaper. More of a BASH tutorial than a reference.

If you are moving to Linux (and why not, with all the free software and industrial-strength defences against malware?) then it would be good if someone in the family understands how BASH works.

If (like me) you already have the Linux Pocket guide, then this is an ideal adjunct to it - with more and deeper detailed descriptions, less tutorial content. My UNIX involvement started in the early 1980s, but I still find both these nifty pocket books very useful indeed, and interesting to read, too.

Probably not the ideal introduction to BASH, but a perfect companion to a BASH tutorial and a super reference for day-to-day use.

Recommended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 13 Feb. 2012
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If you use linux systems then chances are that you use shell. If that is the case then I definitely would recommend this pocket size Bourne-again shell reference book. I was not disappointed. It has all of what you want to learn BASH in two weeks or less..."A Linux Developer must have..."
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its a good book to carry around and read on the metro and get a quick refresher course. Its not comprehensive but of course its a pocket book. it does what its intended to do: as a quick reference. I would not recommend it to someone new to shells, some experience would help. Wish there were little bit more examples in it though explaining some of the commands. The writing style is not that great, not fluid enough. But great little book for a good price.
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By G S on 24 Jan. 2015
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A good reference for most common tasks but if you don't know anything about bash you will need to buy some additional books. Since the publication is from 2010 some items are outdated and Shellshock not even mentioned. The introduction into bash is just slightly covered. An up to date and more comprehensive publication would be a better buy.
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By Julie B on 19 Nov. 2014
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I use it on a daily basis, good way to avoid having to "man" every commend you don't know about. Excellent little book, you won't learn how to script with it, but if you are learning following some ind of online tutorial, it will definitely help you understand what you are doing.
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This book is a real boon for the experienced user that can't quite remember how to do something, or can't quite recall how that command functions. I use this book regularly.
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This reference guide gives some good examples and some interesting techniques for using bash. Very helpful book for those needing to write some bash scripts.
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A good compilation for shell and organized with themes (file manipulation, input methods, output methods, common tasks, Jobs,etc). I recommend that!
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