Monday, 20 October 2014

Unix & Shell Programming by Yashavant P. Kanetkar

Unix Shell Programming [PDF]
Unix Shell Programming by Yashavant Kanetkar takes us through the world of Unix in a detailed manner and takes a look at the basics as well as the advanced topics pertaining to Unix. Written by an experienced professional, this book can be used as a guidebook for beginners who have are unsure as to where to start with Unix. The book has sixteen chapters that cover a vast variety of topics in detail and help lay a solid foundation for further learning.
The book discusses that Unix is probably the longest standing entity in an environment that is evolving and reinventing itself every few months. The longevity of Unix is attributed largely to the ruggedness with which it was built. In this book, there are two main parts. The first part deals with the basics of Unix. The author explains Unix from a beginner's point of view and takes us through the philosophy that was employed while building it. The second part takes the reader into the world of shell programming and system administration. The various topics covered in this part are Shell Programming - The First Step, Taking Decisions, The Loop Control Structure, Shell Metacharacters, Tricks of The Trade, System Administration and Shell Programming Project. In order to make the learning experience simpler, a lot of practical shell scripts have been incorporated into the book.

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