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 I am looking for books on scripting
I wish to learn how to compose Unix scripts with a high level of
efficiently. Can anyone point me to the right books to start with.

thanks



 Fri, 31 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 I am looking for books on scripting
At 07:24 PM 12/13/99 -0500, Samuel S Ciraulo wrote:

We've had UNIX Shell Programming by Lowell Jay Arthur & Ted Burns (3rd
Edition) sitting around for a few years and it's got some very clear and
valuable info in it.  ISBN 0-471-59941-7.

Ken



 Sat, 01 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 I am looking for books on scripting

UNIX Shell Programming
Revised Edition
Stephen G. Kochan and Patrick H. Wood
ISBN 0-672-48448-X

Got it in SCO ACE course as recommended text.  I can't compare it with
other works but seems good to me.



 Sat, 01 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 I am looking for books on scripting

This is now in its fourth edition, and yes, it is a good book.

However, it probably isn't a very good tutorial.  I couldn't say myself,
because I learned the basics of shell programming the hard way (reading
scripts), and I learned shell programming after many other languages,
including Perl.  So, this book is mainly useful to me as a reference.

The reviews at Amazon.com say it's a really bad book, but most of the
reviewers look like they're trying to learn shell programming from
scratch.

You might also consider learning Perl.  It is faster in many ways than
the shell or similar tooks like awk, while also being much more
powerful.  It's also easier to learn in some ways -- shell programming
requires a lot of black magic to do the simplest tasks (adding two
numbers, for example), tasks which Perl has obvious language support
for.

And let's not forget CPAN....oy-vey, what a cool system!

For learning Perl, nothing comes close to the O'Reilly books.  O'Reilly
now employs the creator of Perl, Larry Wall, so that may have something
to do with it.  :)  I've not read Learning Perl, but that's probably the
one you should start with.  

You might also want to pick up a copy of the Perl Cookbook.  I don't
like "cookbook" programming books in general, but Perl really is
structured around the cookbook approach, so in this case it's a good way
to present the information.
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 Sat, 01 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 I am looking for books on scripting
I found the following a very good begginers guide:
Unix Shell Programming (Revised Edition)
Stephen G Kochan and Patrick H Wood


 Sun, 02 Jun 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 
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