Review: bash Cookbook

Posted by tripwire45 on Aug 3, 2007 9:01 PM EDT; By James Pyles
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O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series can generally be thought of as a collection of recipes for different tech solutions. In the case of Albing's, Vossen's, and Newham's book, this applies to the bash (lower case "b" on purpose) or "bourne again shell" (hey, I don't name these things). bash is the default shell for most Linux distros and the most widely used UNIX shell. Even though many Linux distros have increasingly available and useful GUI utilities, the heart of Linux/UNIX administration still happens in the shell. There are plenty of "HOW TO" books on Linux. What makes the bash Cookbook unique?

First of all, there are over 280 individual "recipes" in this cookbook specifically focused on bash shell actions and uses. I had to chuckle when I saw "Getting bash for Windows" in Chapter 1 (you have to install Cygwin). Seems like there's a way to use bash on just about any platform, but this is just the beginning.

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