Re: Book questions
Petter Adsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
For a long time I've been meaning to learn more about regular
expressions, and I found the following books: "Mastering Regular
Expressions" and "Sed & awk", both from O'Reilly. Does anyone
have any experience with these, and an opinion as to which I
should start with?
i have the former, and highly recommend it. :-) i've not read the
latter, so can't comment on it.
I also found the K&R book, "The UNIX Programming Environment" by
Kernighan and Pike, and "UNIX Systems Programming for SVR4" from
O'Reilly. Since I want to learn C I know I need to read the
first of these, but I was wondering how the other two are, if
anyone here has read them.
i have a copy of "The UNIX Programming Environment". i have in no
way read it cover-to-cover, but some comments i can make on it
* i feel it's useful for cultivating the classic Unix 'toolkit'
where one connects various programs in various ways to produce
* Being published in 1984, it discusses "/the/ shell" instead of
shell", and thus doesn't cover the differences between the
various shells now available, e.g. bash vs. zsh vs. fish
vs. dash etc.
* The "Document Preparation" chapter feels somewhat esoteric given
current context of things like LaTeX, Pandoc, Scribus and so on.
Also, are there other books I might want to supplement these
i guess it depends on what other specific areas you're interested
in .... i have a copy of O'Reilly's tome "Unix Power Tools", and
still regularly find it very useful.