7.14 Too Much?


7.14 Too Much?

The shell is so feature-rich that it's difficult to condense its important elements into a single chapter. If you're interested in what else the shell can do, you might want to look at some of the books on shell programming, such as Unix Shell Programming [Kochan], or the shell script discussion in The UNIX Programming Environment [Kernighan].

Above all, remember what shell scripts do best ” manipulate files and commands. If you find yourself writing something that looks convoluted, especially if it involves string or arithmetic operations, then you should probably look to a scripting language like Perl, Python, or awk .




How Linux Works
How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know
ISBN: 1593270356
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 189
Authors: Brian Ward

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