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5.0 out of 5 stars great examples, and they work so well that it's ..., 27 July 2014
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I am totally hooked on this book! This has never happened with Linux scripting before. When you wake up thinking of examples to add to your code .. that's a break through book.
Simple examples - the code works and works wells. So you get excited and start thinking up other additions for your script. Before you know it, you're well into it.. and it's happened literally by osmosis. You'll be into it, before you've realised that you are.

Very pragmatic, great examples, and they work so well that it's rewarding to keep reading :)

It also explains mega gotchas, such as some variables such as RANDOM and HISTCMD can be unset, but then you can't get back the special functionality which they had before eg $RANDOM will no longer return random numbers after it's been unset.

Concise explainations but every page consists of code snippets to try out.. and learn by doing.
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Yay!! says:
It's a great book, and the University recommended it. Normally some of our reading list books are a bit dry, but this one is well worth the money!
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