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Linux® Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, Second Edition by Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum

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Introduction

Welcome to the second edition of Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible. Like all books in the Bible series, you can expect to find both hands-on tutorials and real-world information, as well as reference and background information that provides a context for what you are learning. This book is a fairly comprehensive resource on the Linux command line and shell commands. By the time you have completed Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible you will be well prepared to write your own shell scripts that can automate practically any task on your Linux system.

Who Should Read This Book

If you're a system administrator in a Linux environment, you'll benefit greatly by knowing how to write shell scripts. The book doesn't walk you through the process of setting up a Linux system, but once you have it running you'll want to start automating some of the routine administrative tasks. That's where shell scripting comes in, and that's where this book will help you out. This book will demonstrate how to automate any administrative task using shell scripts, from monitoring system statistics and data files to generating reports for your boss.

If you're a home Linux enthusiast, you'll also benefit from Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible. Nowadays, it's easy to get lost in the graphical world of pre-built widgets. Most desktop Linux distributions try their best to hide the Linux system from the typical user. However, there are times when you have to know what's ...

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