[buug] learning shell (Shell book), etc.

Karen Hogoboom khogoboom at gmail.com
Thu May 5 16:24:59 PDT 2011

Michael, please tell me which book on UNIX you recommend if you have the
time and if you still think it's relevant.  I took a look at Ian's book, but
it's not the type of reference book that I find useful.  O'Reilly is not as
good as it used to be.


On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Michael Paoli <
Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu> wrote:

> Oh, there are definitely books on the topic, ... many, ... even
> rather/quite good ones.
> The reason I often/typically start folks with Bourne sh(1) from UNIX
> Seventh Edition (quoting myself[1]):
> o most of what one needs to use for scripting/programming purposes
>  exists in ye olde (UNIX Seventh Edition) Bourne Shell, and still
>  functions essentially the same way
> o Very concise reference: UNIX Seventh Edition sh(1) only 6 pages!
> If one wants more concise materials on shell than an entire book, one
> might also consider books on Unix, Linux or BSD or systems
> administration of same.  Such books will often have a chapter on the
> shell and shell programming.
> footnotes/references/excerpts:
> 1. http://www.rawbw.com/~mp/unix/sh/#Why_start_here
> From: "Karen Hogoboom" <khogoboom at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [buug] Shell book
>> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:09:31 -0700
> Thanks Ian.  I would be interested in taking a look at it.  I'm planning to
>> be at the next meeting.
>> On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 10:09 AM, Ian Zimmerman <itz at buug.org> wrote:
>> Hi, this is the book I mentioned at the last meeting.  It is a bit
>>> similar to the Kernighan & Pike but much updated and extended.
>>> Again, I can loan it to you if you're interested.
>>> http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596005955/

Karen L. Hogoboom

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