I am a newbie in Unix. I would like to learn about unix shell
Can anyone propose me a good ftp or web site that summarizes the
basics in a well-presented way of the unix shell programming (for
Thanks in advance.
If you look at scripts you already use, you can pick up a lot. Reading
this newgroup regularly is also illuminating.
SCO/Linux Support Tips, How-To's, Tests and more: http://pcunix.com
> > I am a newbie in Unix. I would like to learn about unix shell
> > programming.
> > Can anyone propose me a good ftp or web site that summarizes the
> > basics in a well-presented way of the unix shell programming (for
> > downloading..) ?
> Lordy, there must be thousands.
> If you look at scripts you already use, you can pick up a lot. Reading
> this newgroup regularly is also illuminating.
Beyond that, read, and try to understand, the many examples on any
*nix system and in the collections accessible from the above link.
Then practice writing your own scripts (including modifying existing
scripts). Don't start with a major project; write small scripts or
functions to do specific tasks. These can be incorporated into larger
If you have specific questions, or run into problems, post the
unco-operative code here and you'll get lots of help.
Chris F.A. Johnson http://cfaj.freeshell.org
My code (if any) in this post is copyright 2002, Chris F.A. Johnson
and may be copied under the terms of the GNU General Public License
www.shelldorado.com (looks under "links")
I say "second" because you _obviously_ performed a 'Web search for
"shell" and "tutorial" to find these yourself, right? All the sites
at shelldorado would be hits in even the most cursory search --
but we've done most of the work for you in selecting the best ones.
Someone has. At the Fall DEXPO in San Francisco, Convex (the
makers of a Unix mini-supercomputer) showed their VMS environment
running on their C-1 machine. (It looked like all it consisted of was
a bunch of aliases and shell scripts.) It complements their VAX/VMS
FORTRAN (source-code) compatible extended compiler. I'm sure their
reason for doing this was to attract the FORTRAN-coding engineers who
have grown used to VMS and its compiler but could really use the extra
speed the C-1 could give them.
Comment: It may not be ideologically pure, but the
combination of an inexpensive fast machine, a familiar-feeling FORTRAN
development environment, as well as access to all those nice Unix
software development aids *must* be commercially attractive in some
6. CIFS oops