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Paperback Linux Shells by Example (with CD-ROM) Book

ISBN: 0130147117

ISBN13: 9780130147110

Linux Shells by Example (with CD-ROM)

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In both Linux and Unix, becoming proficient at using shell scripts is an essential skill for both programmers and administrators. Filled with numerous exercises and examples, Ellie Quigley's Linux... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Great reference and how-to

I bought this book several years ago and it's safe to say that I've opened it up a minimum of once a week since then. Every single page has example code in it and content ranges from elementary to expert. gawk and sed are archaic programs with difficult to remember semantics and syntax. This book comes off the shelf every time I have to process text or files or the output of a program or any other repetitive task that is better suited for a CPU than for a human brain. The writing style is easy and pleasant without getting goofy. I highly recommend this book to anyone who uses a shell at least once a week.

Don't think twice, just get it.

New to 'nix? You need to learn the shell to become comfortable and proficient with the OS. There is no better book for the serious beginner/intermediate self-motivated learner. Ellie Quigley is a superb instructor and writer.

Excellent Book

I just started this book but have thumbed through all the chapters. The author is a very good writer and seems to be passionate about the subject unlike some of the authors that write dry tombs for O'Reilly. However, "Unix Power Tools", O'Reilly is not a dry tomb.Anyway, better know your way around linux before you get this book even though it starts very basic. This is a huge book, 761 pages. Great info...

This book will make your life easier

I found this book very easy to understand, but if you are looking for something more advance, this is not for you. The style of writing in this book is very easy to follow. Like what is written on the title, it has lots of examples, and an explanation always comes after the example. It is not only about shell, this book also has good basic knowledge and information about grep, sed, and awk. If you use Linux, and want to learn shell programming, get this book. I also found that the examples used in this book were very close to the real life problems we often meet in Linux. The only reason that I rate only 4 stars for this book is because some similar part gets repeated too often in this book.

Useful script writing skills!!

I love the explanations of scripts in here... there are so many books that either give you a finished script or the same thing you find in the man pages... this book guides you to understanding the scripts that you write. The format of "Example" followed by "Explanation" lets you understand exactly what is going on. Skills developed cross over to other OSs like Solaris and HP with some minor differences.For those who come to me with hopes of walking onto a customer site and understanding their admin scripts this is the tutorial I suggest. I would have titled this book a marketing unfriendly "Scripting with grep, awk and sed on the Linux shells."For all that... I would like to have seen really cool practical uses for activities like monitoring system performance, backup and recovery and interacting with applications programs (like Oracle's sqlplus and svrmgrl). That said, you can take the principles learned and easily apply them to these areas.Also makes a nice reference with some stick-ums.
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