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A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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10. Programming the Bourne Again Shell

Chapter 5 introduced the shells and Chapter 8 went into detail about the Bourne Again Shell. This chapter introduces additional Bourne Again Shell commands, builtins, and concepts that carry shell programming to a point where it can be useful. Although you may make use of shell programming as a system administrator, you do not have to read this chapter to perform system administration tasks. Feel free to skip this chapter and come back to it if and when you like. ...

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