[u-u] Sams book

Ken Burtch ken at pegasoft.ca
Fri Jan 15 09:41:12 EST 2016

FYI I am also local and wrote shell book, though it's a few years

Ken B.

On 15/01/2016 9:00 AM, Giles Orr wrote:
> On 15 January 2016 at 08:15,  <arocker at vex.net> wrote:
>> Has anyone taken a good look at "Teach Yourself Shell Programming in 24
>> hours"?
>> https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/sams-teach-yourself-shell-programming/9780672323584-item.html
>> It's the text for a course I might teach, but, based on the quality of the
>> corresponding Perl volume in the series, I'm prepared to be unimpressed.
> I've read parts of a huge number of books about Bash scripting and
> "shell programming" (working at the library helps).  Haven't looked at
> the one you've mentioned though.  If you're looking for Bash-specific,
> the two best by a wide margin (in my opinion) are O'Reilly's "Learning
> the Bash Shell," and our local Chris F.A. Johnson's "Pro Bash
> Programming" - which I think I actually read in its entirety.  The
> latter may not be optimal for those with no existing knowledge of the
> shell: it teaches Bash almost from the ground up but assumes you know
> your way around Unix/Linux pretty well already.  Hope this helps.

Ken O. Burtch
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