Portable shell programming: an extensive collection of bourne shell examples

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1996 - Computers - 281 pages
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Traditionally, books on shell programming present the shell as the user interface to UNIX. This complete guide shows how to use the shell to develop shell scripts, using the shell more like a programming language than a command interpreter. Covers shell syntax, portability on different UNIX systems, using shell scripts to catch or ignore signals, executing commands using the remote shell command, and using the shell's redirection syntaxes. For software development engineers, system administrators, and QA test engineers who work with UNIX computer systems.

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Shell Syntax
Command Grouping
Shell Variables

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About the author (1996)

Bruce Blinn has worked with Hewlett-Packard for over thirteen years, and is currently a member of the technical staff working on the HP-UX operating system. In 1990, he was one of the founders of Clarity Software, Inc., producers of a multimedia text processing product named Rapport. It was at Clarity Software that he developed his expertise in shell programming.

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