Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide: An in-depth exploration of the art of shell scripting

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  • Author: Mendel Cooper
  • Format: online HTML
  • Price: free

This tutorial assumes no previous knowledge of scripting or programming, but progresses rapidly toward an intermediate/advanced level of instruction . . . all the while sneaking in little nuggets of UNIX® wisdom and lore. It serves as a textbook, a manual for self-study, and a reference and source of knowledge on shell scripting techniques. The exercises and heavily-commented examples invite active reader participation, under the premise that the only way to really learn scripting is to write scripts.

This book is suitable for classroom use as a general introduction to programming concepts.

Chapters include:

  • Shell Programming!
  • Starting Off With a Sha-Bang
  • Special Characters
  • Introduction to Variables and Parameters
  • Quoting
  • Exit and Exit Status
  • Tests
  • Operations and Related Topics
  • Another Look at Variables
  • Manipulating Variables
  • Loops and Branches
  • Command Substitution
  • Arithmetic Expansion
  • Recess Time
  • Internal Commands and Builtins
  • External Filters, Programs and Commands
  • System and Administrative Commands
  • Regular Expressions
  • Here Documents
  • I/O Redirection
  • Subshells
  • Restricted Shells
  • Process Substitution
  • Functions
  • Aliases
  • List Constructs
  • Arrays
  • Indirect References
  • /dev and /proc
  • Of Zeros and Nulls
  • Debugging
  • Options
  • Gotchas
  • Scripting With Style
  • Miscellany
  • Bash, versions 2, 3, and 4

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