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Media praise for sed, awk and Regular Expressions Pocket Reference

"[Consumers] will find the fine 'pocket references' produced by O'Reilly to be compact and affordable."
-- James Cox, The Computer Shelf: Midwest Book Review

Reader reviews from sed & awk (2nd Edition) on (overall review ranking of four-and-a-half stars):

"Amaze & Astound your workmates. Simple yet powerful commands, you'll wonder how you ever did without it." February 25, 1999

"A necessity for every Unix System Administrator. This is a well-written technical book. It will lead you from the very basic to the most advance concept of sed & awk. It will first build a good foundation by explaining the basics of regular expressions, then gradually teach you how to apply it using the editors." "Great book for beginners, tends to focus a bit on the non-programmer. However, it is revealing, showing you how to automatically edit things you usually do manually. Could have used some exercises, and some special problems at the end of each chapter, so you could practice what you learned in that chapter. Great book otherwise." - from Guatemala, September 17, 1998

"Amazing...This book took me from a state of loathing and ignorance of awk, to a complete awk fanatic. Nowadays most of my scripts have some awk in them somewhere. Use this book to learn about the tools, and keep it within reach of your command prompt and you will unlock the power of the tools discussed." -- from Nottingham, UK, July 3, 1998

"It is a great book for scripts. It is just too good. O'Reilly has one of the best books for Unix programming and other related tools."