Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

Topics: Unix shell, Unix, Shell script Pages: 262 (58633 words) Published: January 18, 2014
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.Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: 101 Scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix Systems by Dave Taylor

ISBN:1593270127

No Starch Press © 2004
This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX problems and personalize your computing environment.

Table of Contents
Wicked Cool Shell Scripts?101 Scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix Systems Introduction
Chapter 1

- The Missing Code Library

Chapter 2

- Improving on User Commands

Chapter 3

- Creating Utilities

Chapter 4

- Tweaking Unix

Chapter 5

- System Administration: Managing Users

Chapter 6

- System Administration: System Maintenance

Chapter 7

- Web and Internet Users

Chapter 8

- Webmaster Hacks

Chapter 9

- Web and Internet Administration

Chapter 10 - Internet Server Administration
Chapter 11 - Mac OS X Scripts
Chapter 12 - Shell Script Fun and Games
Afterword
Index
List of Figures
List of Tables

Back Cover
The UNIX shell is the main scripting environment of every Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX system, whether a rescued laptop or a million-dollar mainframe. This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX problems and personalize your computing environment. Among the more than 100 scripts included are an interactive calculator, a spell checker, a disk backup utility, a weather tracker, and a web logfile analysis tool. The book also teaches you how to write your own sophisticated shell scripts by explaining the syntax and techniques used to build each example scripts. Examples are written in Bourne Shell (sh) syntax. About the Author

Dave Taylor has a Masters degree in Education, an MBA, and has written a dozen technical books, including Learning UNIX for Mac OS X (O'Reilly), Solaris for Dummies (Hungry Minds), andTeach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours (SAMS). He was a contributor to BSD 4.4 UNIX, and his software is included in many major UNIX distributions.

Wicked Cool Shell Scripts—101 Scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix Systems
by Dave Taylor

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Copyright © 2004 by Dave Taylor.
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