[sf-lug] Learning Bourne Scripting

jim jim at systemateka.com
Thu Jun 23 17:12:22 PDT 2011

    I'm not sure how it compares: I've got a BASH 
shell scripting tutorial more or less done but 
not finished (most of the info's there, but it 
could be improved with some diagrams and better 
explanations here and there. 
    One of its merits is that it covers pretty 
much all of the essential shell scripting stuff 
in a fairly brief form. I'd be glad for criticism, 
sarcasm, anything that might improve it. 

On Thu, 2011-06-23 at 08:31 -0700, Grant Bowman wrote:
> One FAQ I hear from time to time at Linux User Groups is: where can I
> learn about Bourne/Bourne Again SHell (BASH) scripting?
> Michael Paoli also has an excellent guide online.
> http://www.rawbw.com/~mp/unix/sh/  From experience teaching scripting
> he recommends starting with the six page 1979 sh man page!
> http://plan9.bell-labs.com/7thEdMan/v7vol1.pdf
> Another good answer seems to be the "Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide"
> http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ which despite the title doesn't start at
> the Advanced level.  That's where you will end up after reading it.
> If you are not already familiar with it, the Linux Documentation
> Project is a fantastic resource for FAQ and HOWTO documents that many
> people (including myself) have used to teach themselves a number of
> related topics. This guide is also recommended from
> http://www.linuxmafia.com/kb/Devtools
> The reason I write this is because this question came up again last
> night at http://noisebridge.net during our weekly Linux Discussion.
> Does anyone else have recommendations?
> Regards,
> Grant Bowman
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