Published: Mar 20, 2009
This guide discusses concepts useful in the daily life of the serious Bashuser. While a basic knowledge of shell usage is required, it starts with a discussion of shell building blocks and common practices. Then it presents the grep, awk and sed tools that will later be used to create more interesting examples. The second half of the course is about shell constructs such as loops, conditional tests, functions and traps, and a number of ways to make interactive scripts. All chapters come with examples and exercises that will help you become familiar with the theory. Machtelt Garrels has made many contributions to the Open Source community and has been working for over a decade on the wider acceptance of Linux and other Open Source products. She is an active member of the Linux Documentation Project and training manager at CoreSequence. *** Published under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Money raised from the sale of this book supports the development of free software and documentation.