Bash Pocket Reference: Help for Power Users and Sys Admins (Paperback)

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It 's simple: if you want to interact deeply with Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unix-like systems, you need to know how to work with the Bash shell. This concise little book puts all of the essential information about Bash right at your fingertips.

You ll quickly find answers to the annoying questions that generally come up when you re writing shell scripts: What characters do you need to quote? How do you get variable substitution to do exactly what you want? How do you use arrays? Updated for Bash version 4.4, this book has the answers to these and other problems in a format that makes browsing quick and easy.

Topics include:

  • Invoking the shell
  • Syntax
  • Functions and variables
  • Arithmetic expressions
  • Command history
  • Programmable completion
  • Job control
  • Shell options
  • Command execution
  • Coprocesses
  • Restricted shells
  • Built-in commands

About the Author

Arnold Robbins is a professional programmer and technical author who has worked with Unix systems since 1980 and has been using AWK since 1987. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. Arnold is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781491941591
ISBN-10: 1491941596
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Pages: 153
Language: English