Bash Quick Reference

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jun 22, 2006 - Computers - 72 pages

In this quick reference, you'll find everything you need to know about the bash shell. Whether you print it out or read it on the screen, this PDF gives you the answers to the annoying questions that always come up when you're writing shell scripts: What characters do you need to quote? How do you get variable substitution to do exactly what you want? How do you use arrays? It's also helpful for interactive use.

If you're a Unix user or programmer, or if you're using bash on Windows, you'll find this quick reference indispensable.

 

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Contents

bash Quick Contents History
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By Arnold Robbins Functions
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Arithmetic Expressions
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everything you need to know about the Job Control
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do you need to quote? How do you get Resources
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Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.

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