Learn Bash the Hard Way (Learn Bash the Hard Way)
Learn Bash the Hard Way
Master Bash Using The Only Method That Works
About the Book
This book takes you through knowledge essential to a mastery of bash. It is divided into four parts:
1) Core Bash
Core foundational concepts essential for understanding bash on the command line.
- pipes and redirects
- scripts and startup
2) Bash Scripting
Gets your bash scripting skills up to scratch.
- command substitution
- exit codes
3) Tips and techniques
A primer on commonly-used techniques and features that are useful to know about.
- the prompts
- here docs
4) Advanced Bash
Building on the first three chapters, and introducing some more advanced features, this chapters takes your bash skills beyond the norm.
- signals and traps
- string manipulation
- a real-world application
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VP, Regional Technology Director, CSM at GSW Worldwide
This book is fantastic. Follow the instructions and actually enter all the commands as they happen. Digging into seemingly simple questions really helped me grok everything. I think I'll give one more read to the section on traps, but otherwise I feel so much stronger in my BASH-FU. Do you work in the terminal? Do yourself a favor and read this.
Nice read! #learnbashthehardway Good work @ianmiell
Solution Architect, Red Hat
Really nice read :)
Joe Poser @J_Poser
I use it every day and I'm learning loads. Keep up the good work.
Senior Business Systems Analyst at Intuit
This book has been so valuable to me. I have used bash as needed for a couple years in bit of a haphazard, "just find things that work type way"(not something I am proud of but just being honest). This book provides a great framework for really understanding the topics covered. I do not come from a CS background in school so books like this are what makes it possible for me to do the work I love.
Essential material for anyone starting out in bash.
Learn Bash the Hard Way is a fantastic resource. Wish I had this when I started out. Essential material for anyone starting out in bash.
Table of Contents
Learn Bash the Hard Way
Part I - Core Bash
- What is Bash?
- Unpicking the Shell: Globbing and Quoting
- Variables in Bash
- Functions in Bash
- Pipes and redirects
- Scripts and Startups
Part II - Scripting Bash
- Command Substitution and Evaluation
- Exit Codes
- Process Substitution
- Internal Field Separator
Part III - Bash Features
- Terminal Codes and Non-Standard Characters
- The Prompt
- Here Documents
- Bash in Practice
Part IV - Advanced Bash
- Job Control
- Traps and Signals
- Advanced Variables
- String Manipulation
- Debugging Bash Scripts
- Example Bash Script
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