Tried-and-true recipes that can be immediately applied or easilyadjusted to meet your needs
The shell is the primary way of communicating with Unix andLinux systems, providing a direct way to program by automatingsimple to intermediate tasks. In this invaluable resource, Unix,Linux, and shell scripting expert Steve Parker shares a collectionof shell scripting recipes that can be used as provided or easilymodified for a variety of environments and situations. The bookbegins with coverage of theory and principles, replete withinsightful examples of each element discussed. You then move on toan in-depth discussion of shell programming, covering all Unixflavors but with a focus on Linux and the Bash shell. All thewhile, you explore credible, real-world recipes and the toolsnecessary to get started immediately.
Shares a compendium of helpful shell scripting recipes that canbe used to address a variety of real-world challenges
Includes recipes using file and text control as well as generalsystems administration tasks
Provides a host of plug-and-play recipes ready for you toimmediately apply and easily modify
Examines variables, if/then conditionals, loops, functions,pipes, redirects, and more
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