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RE: bash/sh scripting tutorial?

On Thu, 31 Dec 1998, Shaleh wrote:

>On 31-Dec-98 Gary Singleton wrote:
>> Hi everyone, I'm starting to find a lot of things that could be made
>> easier on my system if I could write better scripts.  Are there any
>> tutorials available?  I know about the O'Reilly bash book but just
>> need something to get started and explain to me what the heck stuff
>> like 'if [ -x /bin/blah ]' means.  I have gathered that it checks for
>> the existance of a command before trying to execute it but would like
>> to be certain.  Thanks in advance for any assistance.
>There is a great book called "Learning UNIX shells" or some such, I have it at
>home and can provide more info if desired.  Covers the three biggies (sh, ksh,
>csh) as well as awk, sed and friends.  Lots of examples and ideas.

"Unix Shell Programming" by Lowel Jay Arthur and Ted Burns?  Sounds like
what you mean, from the description you give.

Evgeny Roubinchtein, eroubinc@u.washington.edu
Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers.  - Leonard Brandwein

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