Announcing the version 2.7 release of the "Advanced Bash Scripting Guide."
This e-book tutorial and reference is the equivalent of a 556-page print
With 293 illustrative examples, the book covers virtually every aspect of
This e-book now contains printable reference cards, just like commercially
available computer tutorials.
The author invites comparisons with any of the commercially printed books on
shell scripting. His aim was to write "best of category" documentation.
"This tutorial assumes no previous knowledge of
scripting or programming, but progresses rapidly toward an
intermediate/advanced level of instruction ...all the while
sneaking in little snippets of UNIX wisdom and lore. It serves
as a textbook, a manual for self-study, and a reference
and source of knowledge on shell scripting techniques. The
exercises and heavily-commented examples invite active reader
participation, under the premise that the only way to really
learn scripting is to write scripts."
-- from the Introduction
License: Open Publication License
This means the book is free and freely distributable.
Linux Documentation Project:
Author's home page:
http://personal.riverusers.com/~thegrendel/abs-guide-2.7.tar.bz2 [ 631k ]
(bzip2-ed tarball containing SGML source, all example scripts,
and rendered HTML)