This is a major update on version 0.2. -- more bugs swatted, plus much additional material and example scripts added. This project has now reached the proportions of an entire book. See NEWS for a revision history.
This document is both a tutorial and a reference on shell scripting with Bash. It assumes no previous knowledge of scripting or programming, but progresses rapidly toward an intermediate/advanced level of instruction. The exercises and heavily-commented examples invite active reader participation. Still, it is a work in progress. The intention is to add much supplementary material in future updates to this HOWTO, so that it will gradually evolve into an LDP "guide", i.e., a complete book.
The latest version of this document, as an archived "tarball" including both the SGML source and rendered HTML, may be downloaded here from the author's home site.
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