File Size: 9967 KB
Print Length: 200 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1784396974
Publisher: Packt Publishing; 1 edition (December 24, 2015)
Publication Date: December 24, 2015
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Really, really good coverage of bash scripting core fundamentals. Literally one of the best I've read and I've read many of them. I wouldn't go nearly as far as to say complete as some of the other reviews have stated but it definitely does a really good job of getting you started down the road. The only issue I had in the end is the "mastering" part of the title. I don't think any book under 200 pages should claim to provide mastery of a topic, especially one as complex as bash shell scripting, but in the end I decided not to dock it a start because it does such a good job at what it does cover. My preference would be to drop the small sections on Perl and Python. They are topics worthy of their own treatment and the pages could have been put to better use going deeper on shell scripting.
In this book, you’ll discover everything you need to know to master shell scripting and make informed choices about the elements you employ. Get to grips with the fundamentals of creating and running a script in normal mode, and in debug mode. Learn about various conditional statements' code snippets, and realize the power of repetition and loops in your shell script. Implement functions and edit files using the Stream Editor, script in Perl, program in Python – as well as complete coverage of other scripting languages to ensure you can choose the best tool for your project.
Almost all you need, and certainly all you need to get you up and running. Gave me the ins and outs of the bash shell as well as pointed me in the right direction with the intro to Peral and Python as additional resources to use when bash shell does allow my to do what I need. I'll have this book as a reference for a very long time when I start building linux embedded devices. I know I'll be turning to this book for references on creating the scripts I need.
I was extremely skeptical at first glance; however after reading this book it truly covers each topic with enough detail to give a clear understanding of the tasks at hand. Doing a lot of automation work with frameworks like Puppet which can benefit from shell scripts, and all I can say is wow.. you really need to pickup a copy of this book as it is well worth the cost.
Great Book and highly recommend.
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