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Description - Learning the Korn Shell by Bill Rosenblatt

The Korn Shell is an interactive command and scripting language for accessing Unixr and other computer systems. This work shows you how to use the Korn Shell as a user interface and as a programing environment. It is intended to be a key to gaining control of the Korn Shell and becoming adept at using it as an interactive command and scripting language. Prior programing experience is not required in order to understand the chapters on basic Shell programing. Readers should learn how to write many applications more easily and quickly than with other high-level languages. In addition, they should also learn about Unix utilities and the way the Unix operating system works in general. The authors maintain that you shouldn't have to be an internals expert to use and program the Shell effectively.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596001957
ISBN-10: 0596001959
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 178mm x 22mm)
Pages: 434
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 3-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bill Rosenblatt

Bill Rosenblatt is author of the the O'Reilly Nutshell Handbook(R) Learning the Korn Shell; co-author, with Deb Cameron, of Learning GNU Emacs; and a contributor to UNIX Power Tools. He is director of publishing systems at the Times Mirror Company in New York City and a columnist in SunWorld Online magazine on the World Wide Web. Bill received a B.S.E. from Princeton University and an M.S. and A.B.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, each in some variant of computer science. His interests in the computing field include multimedia databases, electronic publishing, and object- oriented systems. Outside of the computing field, he's interested in jazz, classical music, antique maps, and Sherlock Holmes pastiche novels. Bill lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He wishes his landlord allowed pets so that he could truthfully claim to have a dog and cat with suitably droll names like "Coltrane" and "Ravel." Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.

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