Dave Taylor Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

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Fun and functional Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX shell scripts

The UNIX shell is the main scripting environment of every Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX system, whether a rescued laptop or a million-dollar mainframe. This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX problems and personalize your computing environment. Among the more than 100 scripts included are an interactive calculator, a spell checker, a disk backup utility, a weather tracker, and a web logfile analysis tool. The book also teaches you how to write your own sophisticated shell scripts by explaining the syntax and techniques used to build each example scripts. Examples are written in Bourne Shell (sh) syntax.

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Dave Taylor has a Masters degree in Education, an MBA, and has written a dozen technical books, including Learning UNIX for Mac OS X (O'Reilly), Solaris for Dummies (Hungry Minds), and Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours (SAMS). He was a contributor to BSD 4.4 UNIX, and his software is included in many major UNIX distributions.

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"A great resource for intermediate to experienced shell programmers." -- WebDevReviews

"Far above anything else available... This is the book that every other publisher tries to imitate." -- LinuxWorld, January 2005

"Good examples of what can be done, and how to go about it." -- Major Keary Book News, 2004 No. 9

"If you already know how to write rudimentary Unix scripts, here are some tools that'll really float your boat." -- Epinions.com

"a quite comprehensive explanation of shell scripting with plenty of really good and practical examples" -- Lehigh Valley Linux User Group, March 2004

"an excellent book which will extend your knowledge and provide more than a hundred ready-to-run scripts" -- MacBlog.com

"suggested reading for anyone who enjoys shell scripting or is responsible for administrating systems" -- ITworld.com, March 2004

A hands-on book. Not really a tutorial, but more of a cross-platform scripting cookbook. -- MacCompanion, August 2005,

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