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From Bash to Z Shell: Conquering the Command Line by Jerry Peek, Oliver Kiddle, Peter Stephenson

By Jerry Peek, Oliver Kiddle, Peter Stephenson

A few parts are lined in different books, yet this one is going into a few little-seen facet streets and alleyways to teach you the shortcuts to extra effective use of the shell. ...The fabric this is precious: you're not likely to get it from the guide pages! I strongly suggest it.
- Ernest J.

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This entire, hands-on consultant specializes in of the most well-liked and feature-rich shells, bash and zsh. From Bash to Z Shell: Conquering the Command Line is a booklet for all ability degrees. newcomers will obtain an creation to the positive aspects of shells and gear clients gets to discover some great benefits of zsh--one of the main strong, flexible shells ever written. Intermediate clients will discover tricks, recipes, and ideas to augment their ability units.

The ebook covers shell programming, yet is exclusive in its thorough assurance of utilizing shells interactively--a strong and time-saving replacement to home windows and a mouse. This robust writer workforce has written an instantly important booklet, filled with examples and recommendations that clients of Unix, Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft home windows can simply observe.

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Unix historians stay up late nights keeping track of all those versions and the many ways that individual system administrators have configured the shells on their systems. As a user, you have tremendous flexibility—which is good once you’re experienced but can be a bit confusing at first. What’s the point of this (hi-)story? First, it’s a fact of life with Unix that not all systems work in exactly the same way. In this introduction, we’ll be as generic as we can, but you should be prepared to find some differences between our examples and the way your system works.

A process (called the parent process) can start one or more other process (called child processes, or subprocesses). The init process is the ancestor of all other processes—its children, their children, and so on. The shell can start its own child processes. In fact, this is what happens when you type most command lines: the shell starts a child process, waits for it to finish, then outputs another prompt. The following graphic shows what happened when you ran the cal program a moment ago. The diagram shows a Z shell and some PIDs that we made up, but the basic idea is the same for all shells.

Unix historians stay up late nights keeping track of all those versions and the many ways that individual system administrators have configured the shells on their systems. As a user, you have tremendous flexibility—which is good once you’re experienced but can be a bit confusing at first. What’s the point of this (hi-)story? First, it’s a fact of life with Unix that not all systems work in exactly the same way. In this introduction, we’ll be as generic as we can, but you should be prepared to find some differences between our examples and the way your system works.

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