15 March 2004
|Revision 2.4||25 January 2004||Revised by: mc|
|'MUSKMELON' release: Bugfixes.|
|Revision 2.5||15 February 2004||Revised by: mc|
|'STARFRUIT' release: Bugfixes and more material.|
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|'SALAL' release: Minor update.|
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.
This book is suitable for classroom use as a general introduction to programming concepts.
The latest update of this document, as an archived, bzip2-ed "tarball" including both the SGML source and rendered HTML, may be downloaded from the author's home site. See the change log for a revision history.
For Anita, the source of all the magic