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A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 11. Programming The Bourne Again Shell

Chapter 5 introduced the shells and Chapter 8 went into detail about the Bourne Again Shell. This chapter introduces additional Bourne Again Shell commands, builtins, and concepts that carry shell programming to a point where it can be useful. The first part of this chapter covers programming control structures, which are also known as control flow constructs. These structures allow you to write scripts that can loop over ...

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