Bash Pocket Reference: Help for Power Users and Sys Admins 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
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It’s simple: if you want to interact deeply with Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unix-like systems, you need to know how to work with the Bash shell. This concise little book puts all of the essential information about Bash right at your fingertips.
You’ll quickly find answers to the annoying questions that generally come up when you’re writing shell scripts: What characters do you need to quote? How do you get variable substitution to do exactly what you want? How do you use arrays? Updated for Bash version 4.4, this book has the answers to these and other problems in a format that makes browsing quick and easy.
- Invoking the shell
- Functions and variables
- Arithmetic expressions
- Command history
- Programmable completion
- Job control
- Shell options
- Command execution
- Restricted shells
- Built-in commands
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About the Author
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.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01BXGUIWY
- Publisher : O'Reilly Media; 2nd edition (February 17, 2016)
- Publication date : February 17, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1313 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
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- Print length : 208 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #601,539 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I have more than one copy of this book, and leave on near the various terminals I use. I finally got the kindle version so I'm never without it now.
Brace expansion and other Bash features are discussed with simple examples. It is a good reference book for folks writing Bash scripts who just want to look up commands and syntax.