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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

Fun and functional Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX shell scripts

The UNIX shell is the main scripting environment of every Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX system, whether a rescued laptop or a million-dollar mainframe. This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX problems and personalize your computing environment. Among the more than 100 scripts included are an interactive calculator, a spell checker, a disk backup utility, a weather tracker, and a web logfile analysis tool. The book also teaches you how to write your own sophisticated shell scripts by explaining the syntax and techniques used to build each example scripts. Examples are written in Bourne Shell (sh) syntax.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Missing Code Library
Chapter 2. Improving on User Commands
Chapter 3. Creating Utilities
Chapter 4. Tweaking Unix
Chapter 5. System Administration. Managing Users
Chapter 6. System Administration. System Maintenance
Chapter 7. Web and Internet Users
Chapter 8. Webmaster Hacks
Chapter 9. Web and Internet Administration
Chapter 10. Internet Server Administration
Chapter 11. Mac OS X Scripts
Chapter 12. Shell Script Fun and Games

Book Details

  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: No Starch Press (January 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593270127
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593270124
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  1. pixelbender67 says:

    Very cool book, thanks!

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