- Introduction to Shell Scripting
- Patterns and Regular Expressions
- Basic Shell Scripting
- Core Shell Features Explained
- Shells Within Shells
- Invocation and Execution
- Shell Language Portability
- Utility Portability
- Bringing It All Together
- Shell Script Design
- Mixing and Matching
Portable shell scripting is the future of modern Linux, OS X, and Unix command-line access. Beginning Portable Shell Scripting: From Novice to Professional teaches shell scripting by using the common core of most shells and expands those principles to all of scripting.
You will learn about portable scripting and how to use the same syntax and design principles for all shells. You'll discover about the interaction between shells and other scripting languages like Ruby and Python, and everything you learn will be shown in context for Linux, OS X, bash, and AppleScript.
This book introduces a vital new aspect of shell scripting to the huge number of administrators and developers working across Linux, OS X and Unix command line. While there have been other shell scripting books, Peter Seebach here addresses the modern issue of portability to this broad customer base. This book, addressing a wide technology base, is set to become the modern shell scripting reference.