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Old 05-13-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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Question Where online can I learn the bash shell to configure NFS, kickstart, etc?


Hello, I am having problems getting a grasp on how to do things around Linux CentOS because I have a weak grasp of the bash shell. I could do a simple Google search on it and come up with tutorials but I am really looking for your opinions on where (which sites/books/tutorials) I should spend some time studying up and working to where I have a good understanding and grasp of bash. I literally am at the point where I know I need time alone to learn the shell but I have real work to do (configuring an NFS server and kickstart installation via NFS, etc.), and I don't know bash well enough to get my work done. Right now bash is not working for me, and I need to learn to work bash before it can work for me. Without knowing bash well, it's taking a lot of time to get anything done. Please let me know what ways you think is best to get some hands on and start learning the things I want to know. Thanks everyone.

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Old 05-13-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Hello, I am having problems getting a grasp on how to do things around Linux CentOS because I have a weak grasp of the bash shell. I could do a simple Google search on it and come up with tutorials but I am really looking for your opinions on where (which sites/books/tutorials) I should spend some time studying up and working to where I have a good understanding and grasp of bash. I literally am at the point where I know I need time alone to learn the shell but I have real work to do (configuring an NFS server and kickstart installation via NFS, etc.), and I don't know bash well enough to get my work done. Right now bash is not working for me, and I need to learn to work bash before it can work for me. Without knowing bash well, it's taking a lot of time to get anything done. Please let me know what ways you think is best to get some hands on and start learning the things I want to know. Thanks everyone.
Most of the configuration items you're talking about are unrelated to bash in any way other than passingly, each program has its own conventions it uses for configuration. Learning bash isn't going to help you much with application configuration for the most part.

However, if you're looking for a good book on shell programming and in utilizing bash in general I'd suggest http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596009656/
 
Old 05-13-2009, 04:03 PM   #3
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The official Red Hat guides have a lot of useful hints about setting up a NFS server and a kickstart installation:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red...ide/index.html
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/e...ration_Guide_/
On HowToForge you can find an article about installation with NFS and Kickstart:
http://www.howtoforge.com/unattended...kstart-and-nfs
To learn shell programming, you can try to read the Advanced Bash Scripting Guide (advanced... but it covers all the basics as well):
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html
or you can start from the Bash Guide for Beginners (keeping the ABS Guide as a more in-depth documentation at hand):
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginne...tml/index.html

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