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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Part 6: Introducing Shell Programming

This part introduces shell programming in two chapters: Chapter 18 introduces the basic concepts of shell programming and the three basic shells available with the Solaris Operating Environment. It describes how shells work, describes the programming elements, and provides reference tables comparing shell syntax. Chapter 19 contains examples of shell scripts.

Understanding shell programs can help you interpret system scripts, such as the run control (rc) scripts, and write your own scripts to automate system administration tasks. Refer to these two chapters if you want to familiarize yourself with the basics of shell programming and to decide which shell language you want to use to perform a specific task. ...

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