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A concise, readable reference for the Bourne shell.,
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This review is from: Portable Shell Programming: Extensive Collection of Bourne Shell Examples (Hewlett-Packard Professional Books) (Paperback)
This is the one shell programming book that every engineer will want to have on their desktop. It is concise without being cryptic; Blinn's prose style is clear and straightforward. The concepts and syntax of the Bourne shell are explained in great detail, without reading like a man page. The examples are excellent and are explained line-by-line. If you have been frustrated in the past by 800-page behemoths filled with whitespace, pointless diagrams, and small talk, you will be pleasantly surprised. It is simply the finest book available on the subject.