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From Bash to Z Shell: Conquering the Command Line

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* In-depth, unique coverage of ZSH, one of most modern and powerful of all shells. Also covers Bash, the preferred shell for most serious Linux and Unix users.

* Very strong author and tech review team: Co-author Peter Stephenson has been involved in the development of Zsh since the 1990s when he started to write the FAQ. For the last few years, he has served as coordinator
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Paperback, 472 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Apress (first published November 15th 2004)
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Manni
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
It’s refreshing to read a book that old and learn so much. Nice to see that the fundamentals of what we work with are solid and stand the test of time. I would like to recommend (and use!) this book as a reference book, but alas, like every Apress book I’ve touched, the index is horribly useless. So use post-its while reading and then keep it near your desk.
Łukasz Korecki
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Not sure what to think about this book - on one hand it's packed with useful information and tips (chapters on globbing and basics of shell programming). On the other hand it feels more like a technical manual, a bit too dry and it's really daunting read. And yes - I realize it is a technical book, but it wouldn't have to be that way - "21st Century C" manages to be informative and entertaining at the same time while covering some of the similar topics (although in less detail).

In the end I sta
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Terry
Nov 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reference
While not bad, this wasn't what I was looking for. I was hoping an book for experienced users to get up to speed with bash/zsh. Instead this book went very deep into how to control the shells. Alas, I felt like the book was poorly organized for that. I suspect this won't be a great reference book.
Proctor
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nix
Lots of zsh info, would likely give it a higher rating if I were using that shell instead of bash, but a number of gems in there none the less.
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