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Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible - Third Edition

By : Richard Blum, Christine Bresnahan
Book Image

Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible - Third Edition

By: Richard Blum, Christine Bresnahan

Overview of this book

The Linux command line enables you to type specific shell commands directly into the system to manipulate files and query system resources. Command line statements can be combined into short programs called shell scripts, a practice increasing in popularity due to its usefulness in automation. Linux is a robust system with tremendous potential, and Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible opens the door to new possibilities. Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible is your essential Linux guide. It contains new functional examples that are fully updated to align with the latest Linux features. Beginning with command line fundamentals, the book moves into shell scripting and shows you the practical application of commands in automating frequently performed functions. This book is a complete guide providing detailed instruction and expert advice working within this aspect of Linux. Whether used as a tutorial or as a quick reference, this book contains information that every Linux user should know.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
2
Part I: The Linux Command Line
13
Part II: Shell Scripting Basics
20
Part III: Advanced Shell Scripting
28
Part IV: Creating Practical Scripts
32
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Where to Go from Here

After you've finished reading Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, you're well on your way to incorporating Linux commands in your daily Linux work. In the ever-changing world of Linux, it's always a good idea to stay in touch with new developments. Often, Linux distributions change, adding new features and removing older ones. To keep your knowledge of Linux fresh, always stay well-informed. Find a good Linux forum site and monitor what's happening in the Linux world. Many popular Linux news sites, such as Slashdot and Distrowatch, provide up-to-the-minute information about new advances in Linux.