recommended book/guide for /bin/sh shell programming
setantae at submonkey.net
Wed Aug 6 14:27:46 PDT 2003
On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 05:21:16PM -0400, Dave [Hawk-Systems] wrote:
> As such, am looking for recommendations for a good guide/book or two for shell
> programming, but most of the books seem to be specific to bash, tcsh, ksh,
> etc... Given that there is a seperate bash shell port available, I would assume
> that /bin/sh != bash. I would prefer to use plain ol /bin/sh since most of the
> core scripts scattered through the stable installs we have use it.
Bash is certainly different, although it's a superset, so any sh scripts that
you write should also work in bash.
> Sugestions? Amazon links?
My favourite one that covers most of the common shells is "Unix Shell
Programming" by Stephen Kochan and Patrick Wood. I have the first edition
which is from 1989, although there is a new edition released in March 2003
with ISBN 0672324903. I don't know that it's any good, but the first edition
is great for beginners and I can't see any reason why the later edition would
be any different. amazon.co.uk have both editions.
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