recommended book/guide for /bin/sh shell programming

Marvin J. Kosmal lamsokvr at
Wed Aug 6 14:40:51 PDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 14:21, Dave [Hawk-Systems] wrote:
> For multiple reasons I am moving away from doing everything in perl/php for
> server based tasks. Made sense at the time to do everything in the language we
> used for the web as well, but am finding I do less web work and more server
> admin work as time progreses, and there are some significant hits to loading
> perl or php each time I want to move files and do other such tasks. As such I am
> finding more and more tasks being performed in plain ol shell scripting, thousgh
> this is still a hunt and peck type of operation fr the appropriate commands
> etc...
> 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.
> Sugestions? Amazon links?
> Thanks
> Dave

Linux and Unix Shell Programming by David Tansley

ISBN  0-201-67472-6

Published by Addison-Wesley

Great book


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