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J_K9 11-20-2004 02:22 AM

Good book to learn bash?
 
Hi, I'm looking for a book which we help me learn the bash commands, both the general use ones and also the more advanced. I bought "Learning the bash shell, 2nd edition", but it was mainly focused on programming. I just want to learn bash commands, and preferably from a book. Please let me know if you know of any books.

Thanks in advance,

J_K9

The_JinJ 11-20-2004 02:29 AM

Any use? CompMan

J_K9 11-20-2004 07:54 AM

Yeah thanks, but I'm just looking for people who have actually read books and can give me their opinion on a good bash one.

J_K9

perfect_circle 11-20-2004 08:12 AM

Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide

the first 65 p. are the basics
good book with a lot of examples

you may download it as pdf from here

J_K9 11-20-2004 08:31 AM

Thanks, but if you'd have read my question properly it asks for a book on commands, and states that I already have a book n bash programming which I'd like to put away!

J_K9

The_JinJ 11-20-2004 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by J_K9
Thanks, but if you'd have read my question properly it asks for a book on commands, and states that I already have a book n bash programming which I'd like to put away!

J_K9

If you look on Amazon , Swotbooks swotbooks, Compman etc then there are reviews of books usually. Theres a load of pdf etc docs available on the web - just try Google...

perfect_circle 11-20-2004 10:51 AM

Ok, sorry...
but what do u mean by "commands"?

cp,rm,mv,more,less,dd,wc and those stuff?

if yes those are just UNIX/LINUX commands and what you need is a book
about UNIX/LINUX and not something about bash.

anyway most of that stuff you learn it through experience, using man
google something like "basic unix commands"

J_K9 11-21-2004 03:37 PM

Yep, thanks guys that's what I meant!

Cheers,

J_K9

Zuggy 11-21-2004 05:21 PM

I use the Linux Pocket Guide by O'reilly. It focuses a lot on Fedora Core so it should be perfect for you, but the majority of it is various commands that apply to any linux distro. I keep it with me whenever I'm using Linux and it's an invaluable resource. The best part is that it's only $10US versus any other book that will be $30+.

Optimistic 11-21-2004 11:37 PM

The Linux in a Nutshell book published by O' Reilly has a great chapter on commands--it goes through most everything (it is over 300 pages worth of information). Here is a teaser:

http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/

SciYro 11-21-2004 11:45 PM

to learn linux commands, i know the perfect place!

type this in the command line:

Code:

man man
and here for various commands

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/All_Commands

MylesCLin 11-21-2004 11:48 PM

There's a good one I've seen called 'cool bash scripts'

J_K9 11-22-2004 03:17 AM

Thanks to everyone, I have enough information now to last me a lifetime!

MylesCLin:
Quote:

...already have a book n bash programming which I'd like to put away!
ahem.....

Cheers,

J_K9

perfect_circle 11-25-2004 11:52 PM

j_K9,
i found a really really great site for you
http://www.linuxcommand.org/

J_K9 11-26-2004 02:38 AM

Thanks perfect_circle :D


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