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paragkalra 07-07-2007 12:29 AM

Good Book on Shell Scripting?
Hi Folks....Can u please suggest some good book on SHELL SCRIPTING! It should have decent amount of explanation in lucid language and with plenty of SHELL SCRIPT examples.....

IBall 07-07-2007 12:46 AM

Try "Linux Shell Scripting with Bash".

There are also plenty of online howto guides - see


pixellany 07-07-2007 06:25 AM, as already stated. Often recommended is "Advanced Bash scripting Guide" by Mendel Cooper. It is, however, a real boat anchor.

I would start with:
Bash Guide for Beginners, by Machtelt Garrels (at TLDP)

Classic Shell Scripting, from O'Reilly

makyo 07-07-2007 07:29 AM


I second the Classic Shell Scripting.

You might also like the Quigley below. The edition I have is about half the length of the current edition. If you like examples, I think you would like this ... cheers, makyo

Title: UNIX(R) Shells by Example
Author: Ellie Quigley
Edition: 4th
Date: 2004
Publisher: Prentice-Hall
ISBN: 013147572X
Pages: 1200
Categories: scripting, shell, programming
Comments: 4.5 stars, 45 reviews Amazon (2007.07)
Comments: ( I have 2nd Ed, 1997 )

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