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Learning the Korn Shell (1993)
Front Cover Book Details
Bill Rosenblatt
Mike Loukides
Subject KornShell (Computer program language)
Publication Date 1/15/1993
Format Paperback (227 x 152 mm)
Publisher O'Reilly
Language English
This Nutshell Handbook(R) is a thorough introduction to the Korn shell, both as a user interface and as a programming language.

The Korn shell, like the C and Bourne shells, is a program that interprets UNIX commands. It has many features that aren't found in other shells, including command history (the ability to recall and edit previous commands). The Korn shell is also faster; several of its features allow you to write programs that execute more quickly than their Bourne or C shell equivalents.

This book provides a clear and concise explanation of the Korn shell's features. It explains ksh string operations, co-processes, signals and signal handling, and one of the worst "dark corners" of shell programming: command-line interpretation. It does this by introducing simple real-life examples and then adding options and complexity in later chapters, illustrating the way real-world script development generally proceeds. An additional (and unique) programming aid, a Korn shell debugger (kshdb), is also included.

Learning the Korn Shell is an ideal resource for many UNIX users and programmers, including software developers who want to "prototype" their designs, system administrators who want to write tools for their own use, and even novices who just want to use some of ksh's more advanced interactive features.

Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 240
Read It Yes
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Product Details
LoC Classification QA76.73.K67R68 1993
Dewey 005.4/3
ISBN 1565920546
Edition 1st ed.
Series A Nutshell handbook
Cover Price $34.95
Nr of Pages 360
First Edition No
Rare No
Original Details
Original Publication Year 1993
"UNIX programming"--Cover.