Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (April 6, 1995)
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1 x 9 inches
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.This is a comprehensive, useful book detailing all aspect of the new Korn Shell. The Korn shell is not just a UNIX shell, but also a programming language that is powerful and well suited for a UNIX power user. If you are not computer or UNIX savy, you would be better off using the csh (C-SHELL).Since, the Korn shell is powerful and hence, more complicated than typical UNIX shell programs. The need for a good book on the subject is mandatory for those who wish to master it.It also contains a good tutorial and, my favorite, a quick reference guide on the back cover. The quick reference is a very useful item worth photocopying and pinning to the wall by your workstation. Each entry is keyed to the page with more detailed information on the command. It is fast and handy.Anyone who reads this book will develop a better understanding of shells in general. The author explains many of the common shell tools such as piping and redirection.This book is an excellent text for the subject. I strong recommend it for those who are presently Korn shell users or those who wish to master this shell. It includes everything you will ever need to know about the shell.KORN Shell Index:Part I: Introduction1. About the KornShell Lanuage2. Notation used in this bookPart II: Turorial3. Operating System Concepts4. Command Language5. Programming Language6. Customizing your environmentPart III: Built-In Editors7. Introduction8. emacs Built-In Editor9. vi Built-In EditorPart IV: Programming Language10. Syntax11. Command Processing12. Compound Commands13. Parameters14. Built-In Commands15. Other Commands16.