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bash Cookbook

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By (author) Cameron Newham, By (author) J.P. Vossen, By (author) Carl Albing

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 622 pages
  • Dimensions: 181mm x 234mm x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Publication date: 12 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 0596526784
  • ISBN 13: 9780596526788
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 95,220

Product description

The key to mastering any Unix system, especially Linux and Mac OS X, is a thorough knowledge of shell scripting. Scripting is a way to harness and customize the power of any Unix system, and it's an essential skill for any Unix users, including system administrators and professional OS X developers. But beneath this simple promise lies a treacherous ocean of variations in Unix commands and standards. bash Cookbook teaches shell scripting the way Unix masters practice the craft. It presents a variety of recipes and tricks for all levels of shell programmers so that anyone can become a proficient user of the most common Unix shell -- the bash shell -- and cygwin or other popular Unix emulation packages. Packed full of useful scripts, along with examples that explain how to create better scripts, this new cookbook gives professionals and power users everything they need to automate routine tasks and enable them to truly manage their systems -- rather than have their systems manage them.

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Cameron Newham lives in Perth, Western Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Science majoring in information technology and geography at the University of Western Australia, Cameron joined Universal Defence Systems (later to become Australian Defence Industries) as a software engineer. He has been with ADI for six years, working on various aspects of command and control systems. In his spare time Cameron can be found surfing the Internet, ballroom dancing, or driving his sports car. He also has more than a passing interest in space science, 3D graphics, synthesiser music, and Depeche Mode. JP Vossen has been working with computers since the early 80s and has been in the IT industry since the early 90s, specializing in Information Security since the late 90s. He's been fascinated with scripting and automation since he first understood what an autoexec.bat was, and was delighted to discover the power and flexibility of bash and GNU on Linux in the mid-90s. He has previously written for Information Security Magazine and SearchSecurity.com, among others. On those few occasion when he's not in front of a computer, he is usually taking something apart, putting something together, or both. Carl Albing has worked for large companies and small startups, in technical as well as in managerial and marketing roles. He wrote compiler software while at NCR, medical image processing software at a small startup, distributed computing software for the premier supercomputing company Cray Research, Inc. His experience in software development goes back to the early 1970's working with the C Language and Unix. In the last few years, he has put new Linux and Java technologies to use for real-world business solutions. His education includes graduate work in Computer Science as well as a degree in Mathematics and an International MBA.

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"Das Buch ist klar strukturiert und bietet unzählige Beispiele zur Arbeit mit der Bash-Shell. Einsteiger, die anhand von Beispielen die Bash-Nutzung lernen wollen, werden Schritt für Schritt an die Materie herangeführt. Lesen und Probieren helfen beim Verständnis. Aber auch Fortgeschrittene und Kenner der Bash bekommen reichlich Tipps und Anregungen zur effizienten Nutzung des Tools. Zusätzlich erweist sich das Bash-Cookbook als nützliche Quelle zum Nachschlagen." - AMIGA-MAGAZIN, Ausgabe 8, August 2007 "Selbst Unix-Gurus grübeln hin und wieder über dem ein oder anderen Skript-Problem. Abhilfe schafft hier das bash Cookbook, eine umfangreiche Sammlung von praktischen Codeschnipseln. Hier finden sich Lösungen für alltägliche und nicht ganz alltägliche Fragestellungen, die beim Arbeiten immer wieder auftauchen. Auf rund 600 Seiten geht es dabei pragmatisch zu: Statt mit ebenso kunstvollen wie komplexen Konstrukten zu glänzen, raten dei Autoren, lieber leicht lesbaren Code zu schreiben. So stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie auch anderthalb Jahre und drei Projekte später noch verstehen, was Sie programmiert haben." - Linux User, Ausgabe 09, August 2007