You're reading the acknowledgements? Excellent!
Technical books today can go from first word to press in as little as four months. This project took more than two years to complete, painstakingly researched and carefully developed. If this book seems different from other titles on your bookshelf, there's good reason for it and a lot of good people behind it.
In the summer of 1999, I talked with Michael Slaughter at Addison-Wesley publishing about writing a series of Linux books. Because Linux begins with Bash, Bash would be the topic of my first book. So if you've been dying for a good Bash book, thank Michael.
Lawrence Law, a Unix programmer who's worked both sides of the Pacific, offered practical tips for keeping the book fresh ...