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Old 10-14-2004, 10:08 PM   #1
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What is the best book for a beginner to learn his way 'round BASH???


I was looking for a book cause I'm a noob to Linux, but because I already know the history, advantages and other extremely basic stuff 'bout Linux, and due to the fact that most of the hard stuff is done using the command line, I'm interested in buying a book solely about BASH. Can you recommend me one?

Thanks in advanced for your help.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:20 PM   #2
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Well in part it depends on what you hope to do with BASH. But as a genreal recommendation you might want to take a llok at 'Learning the bash Shell, 2nd Edition' by Cameron Newham, Bill Rosenblatt. It is part of the popular O'reilly series.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:24 PM   #3
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I know it is not a book but I found the following useful when learning about how to some complicated stuff with bash.

It takes you from the basic through to the more complicated and there are plenty of example scripts on the site. Plus it has one big bonus over a book it is free!


http://tille.soti.org/training/bash/
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:28 PM   #4
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Well in part it depends on what you hope to do with BASH. But as a genreal recommendation you might want to take a llok at 'Learning the bash Shell, 2nd Edition' by Cameron Newham, Bill Rosenblatt. It is part of the popular O'reilly series.
Thanks for the quick reply, appreciate it. What I hope to do is become a knowledgeable user, learn the ins and outs of the kernel, and of course, have fun with actually having control. Good recommendation, thanks.

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I know it is not a book but I found the following useful when learning about how to some complicated stuff with bash.

It takes you from the basic through to the more complicated and there are plenty of example scripts on the site. Plus it has one big bonus over a book it is free!

http://tille.soti.org/training/bash/
AWESOME!!, although I'm a traditionalist (I like page-flipping on real books), this is a great site, thanks. I did some searching on google, but didn't come up with that tutorial (guess I need to be a bit more attentive).

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Old 10-14-2004, 10:49 PM   #5
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Wow, that is an impressive to do list you have there. Something that you might find useful.

Linux Administration Handbook by Evi Nemeth

I found the Unix version (that also had light coverage of linux and free bsd) to be a very valuable resource as I worked on becoming a stronger unix /linux user. It does not get into much detail regaurding kernel development, but has a very nice section descriping how linux interacts with diffrent types of hardware, which has proven very useful to me.

Good luck!
 
Old 10-15-2004, 06:11 AM   #6
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Your Beginners' Bash Guide link is brilliant. Though [technically] not a beginner myself, I like this text very much. I, myself, have relied on LinuxCommand for the beginner's basics.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 03:58 PM   #7
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When I first started using Linux, I bought the O'Reilly book "Running Linux" by Matt Walsh et al. It's not specifically about BASH, but it covers a lot of topics that are relevant to any system. It's been really helpful for me.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 08:34 PM   #8
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Yeah, but see, there's alot of things in this book that I'm not interested in because I dont plan on doing such things, or I already know. Not taking anything from such a helpful book, what I want is more specific stuff on BASH.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 11:04 PM   #9
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Gotcha--I guess I was misunderstanding you when you said "most of the hard stuff is done using the command line" -- my immediate thought was being able to configure stuff from the command line. My mistake!

Thanks for asking the question by the way; I'm looking up the resources mentioned, especially the "For Beginners" guide.
 
  


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