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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Korn Shell Basics

    1. What Is a Shell?

    2. Scope of This Book

    3. History of UNIX Shells

    4. Getting the Korn Shell

    5. Interactive Shell Use

    6. Files

    7. Input and Output

    8. Background Jobs

    9. Special Characters and Quoting

  2. Chapter 2 Command-line Editing

    1. Enabling Command-line Editing

    2. The History File

    3. Emacs Editing Mode

    4. Vi Editing Mode

    5. The fc Command

    6. Finger Habits

  3. Chapter 3 Customizing Your Environment

    1. The .profile File

    2. Aliases

    3. Options

    4. Shell Variables

    5. Customization and Subprocesses

    6. Customization Hints

  4. Chapter 4 Basic Shell Programming

    1. Shell Scripts and Functions

    2. Shell Variables

    3. String Operators

    4. Command Substitution

    5. Advanced Examples: pushd and popd

  5. Chapter 5 Flow Control

    1. if/else

    2. for

    3. case

    4. select

    5. while and until

  6. Chapter 6 Command-line Options and Typed Variables

    1. Command-line Options

    2. Integer Variables and Arithmetic

    3. Arrays

  7. Chapter 7 Input/Output and Command-line Processing

    1. I/O Redirectors

    2. String I/O

    3. Command-line Processing

  8. Chapter 8 Process Handling

    1. Process IDs and Job Numbers

    2. Job Control

    3. Signals

    4. trap

    5. Coroutines

    6. Subshells

  9. Chapter 9 Debugging Shell Programs

    1. Basic Debugging Aids

    2. A Korn Shell Debugger

  10. Chapter 10 Korn Shell Administration

    1. Installing the Korn Shell as the Standard Shell

    2. Environment Customization

    3. System Security Features

  1. Appendix Related Shells

    1. The Bourne Shell

    2. The IEEE 1003.2 POSIX Shell Standard

    3. wksh

    4. pdksh

    5. bash

    6. Workalikes on PC Platforms

    7. The Future of the Korn Shell

  2. Appendix Reference Lists

    1. Invocation Options

    2. Built-in Commands and Keywords

    3. Built-in Shell Variables

    4. Test Operators

    5. Options

    6. Typeset Options

    7. Emacs Mode Commands

    8. Vi Control Mode Commands

  3. Appendix Obtaining Sample Programs

    1. FTP

    2. FTPMAIL

    3. BITFTP

    4. UUCP

  4. Colophon