UNIX Shell Programmer's Interactive Workbook

UNIX Shell Programmer's Interactive Workbook

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Discover all you can do with UNIX Shell Programming, the easy way -- and get exclusive access to an up-to-the-minute Web-based training site! Learn what shell programming is good for -- and how to choose the right shell for your needs. Learn how to customize the command line; build basic scripts; execute internal and external commands; use token splitting, environment and shell variables. Master techniques for parameter and command substitution; filename expansion and pattern matching; I/O; testing; expression evaluation, and much more. The accompanying Web site includes a Virtual Study Lounge where you can meet authors and other users; interactive testing modules that offer instant feedback; bonus projects and solutions; updates, new info, feedback areas and more.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 43.18mm | 1,224.69g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130200646
  • 9780130200648

About Christopher Vickery

Chris Vickeryis a Professor of Computer Science at Queens College who resides in Holliswood, NY.
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Table of contents

(NOTE: Most chapters end with Test Your Thinking sections).1. Setting Up. Set Up for LINUX and Other UNIX Systems. Set Up for MS Windows Systems. Create Directories for Your Programs. Set Up Your Profile and Environment File. Define and Run a Script. "Dot" a Script. Define and Run a Function.LABS: Running the Current KornShell. Setting Up Your Interactive Environment. Editing and Running Scripts and Functions.2. Command Syntax. Identify Command Names. Identify Parameters. Document a Program's Syntax. List All Built-In Commands. Use Two Built-In Tools: print and whence. Execute External Commands. Define Aliases. Write and Run a Simple Function. Redirect stdin and stdout (). Control Clobbering! (>>and>|). Redirect stderr (>). Link File Descriptors for Redirection (n>&). Use a Here Document for stdin (
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