Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, Second Edition

  • 4h 34m
  • Chris F. A. Johnson, Jayant Varma
  • Apress
  • 2015

Filled with over 150 essential, practical recipes that empower Unix users to regain lost time spent creating and testing shell scripts. The majority of scripts included are POSIX-compliant and supported by many of the major shell variants, including Bash, ksh, and sh. Each real-world example recipe follows the same problem-solution structure, meaning cross-referencing is easy and fast. Recipe topics include file conversion (DOS, UNIX, and Mac), system administration, resource monitoring, filename management, complex date calculations, screen control capabilities, and much more.

Completely updated for this second edition and taking all the changes of the past ten years into account, every recipe in this book is now relevant for a modern audience. Authors Chris Johnson’s and Jayant Varma’s code is clear, direct, and applicable. Add this excellent reference to your library today.

About the Author

Chris F.A. Johnson was introduced to Unix in 1990 and learned shell scripting because there was no C compiler on the system. His first major project was a menu-driven, user-extensible database system with report generator. Chris uses the shell as his primary, general-purpose programming language, and his projects have included a member database, menuing system, and POP3 mail filtering and retrieval. Chris is the author of Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, 2005). When not pushing shell scripting to the limit, he designs and codes web sites, teaches chess, and composes cryptic crosswords.

In this Book

  • The POSIX Shell and Command-Line Utilities
  • Playing with Files: Viewing, Manipulating, and Editing Text Files
  • String Briefs
  • What's in a Word?
  • Scripting by Numbers
  • Loose Names Sink Scripts: Bringing Sanity to Filenames
  • Treading a Righteous PATH
  • The Dating Game
  • Good Housekeeping: Monitoring and Tidying Up File Systems
  • Screenplay: The screen–funcs Library
  • Aging, Archiving, and Deleting Files
  • Covering All Your Databases
  • Home on the Web
  • Taking Care of Business
  • Random Acts of Scripting
  • A Smorgasbord of Scripts
  • Script Development Management