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Fun and functional Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX shell scripts

The UNIX shell is the main scripting environment of every Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX system, whether a rescued laptop or a million-dollar mainframe. This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX problems and personalize your computing environment. Among the more than 100 scripts included are an interactive calculator, a spell checker, a disk backup utility, a weather tracker, and a web logfile analysis tool. The book also teaches you how to write your own sophisticated shell scripts by explaining the syntax and techniques used to build each example scripts. Examples are written in Bourne Shell (sh) syntax.

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Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 rating Based on 2 Ratings

"Wicked Cool Shell Scripts" - by Badmanjj on 23-MAR-2011
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I liked the flow; however, the book really didn't go in to detail concerning the scripts.  Although, I must admit that I didn't read the whole book, not even a 3rd, but I read enough to know that I need to find another book, if I want to learn how to write shell scripts.
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