[off topic] Learning Shell from an old UNIX book
This message is not debain related, however as this ML is my best source of
information, I hope you'll excuse me.
I want to learn shell programming. Thus I went to my university's library and
found a book named "UNIX Shell Programming". The problem is, the book is
written on 1988, and covers shell programming on Korn, Bourne and the C Shell
on both AT&T System V and Berkely systems ( I guess these two were the most
major Unices at the time ).
Obviously, I am using Debian GNU/Linux not System V or BSD, and I use BASH.
But this is the only book in our library about shell programming. so I
1 ) Can this book be beneficial for me? or is it so obsolete that it is not
The book shows examples for all of these tree shells. Therefore I wonder
2 ) Bash is more similar to which one of these Shells? Korn Bourne or C ?
3) What things shall I keep in mind when reading example programs. Do commads
on Korn, Bourne and C, usually work on Bash? Or is Bash using a completely
"Dismiss the weak and inferior, embrace the
Evil and Possess your Box before the beast
that has been unleashed upon you"
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