On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 05:21:16PM -0400, Dave [Hawk-Systems] wrote: > > As such, am looking for recommendations for a good guide/book or two for shell > programming, but most of the books seem to be specific to bash, tcsh, ksh, > etc... Given that there is a seperate bash shell port available, I would assume > that /bin/sh != bash. I would prefer to use plain ol /bin/sh since most of the > core scripts scattered through the stable installs we have use it.
Bash is certainly different, although it's a superset, so any sh scripts that you write should also work in bash. > Sugestions? Amazon links? My favourite one that covers most of the common shells is "Unix Shell Programming" by Stephen Kochan and Patrick Wood. I have the first edition which is from 1989, although there is a new edition released in March 2003 with ISBN 0672324903. I don't know that it's any good, but the first edition is great for beginners and I can't see any reason why the later edition would be any different. amazon.co.uk have both editions. Ceri -- User: DO YOU ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR? Iniaes: Sure, I can accept all forms of payment. -- www.chatterboxchallenge.com
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