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Old 11-20-2004, 01:22 AM   #1
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Question 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,

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Old 11-20-2004, 01:29 AM   #2
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Any use? CompMan
 
Old 11-20-2004, 06:54 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 11-20-2004, 07:12 AM   #4
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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
 
Old 11-20-2004, 07:31 AM   #5
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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!

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Old 11-20-2004, 09:29 AM   #6
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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...
 
Old 11-20-2004, 09:51 AM   #7
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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"

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Old 11-21-2004, 02:37 PM   #8
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Yep, thanks guys that's what I meant!

Cheers,

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Old 11-21-2004, 04:21 PM   #9
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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+.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 10:37 PM   #10
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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/
 
Old 11-21-2004, 10:45 PM   #11
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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
 
Old 11-21-2004, 10:48 PM   #12
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There's a good one I've seen called 'cool bash scripts'
 
Old 11-22-2004, 02:17 AM   #13
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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,

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Old 11-25-2004, 10:52 PM   #14
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j_K9,
i found a really really great site for you
http://www.linuxcommand.org/
 
Old 11-26-2004, 01:38 AM   #15
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Thanks perfect_circle
 
  


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