Category: Books


Bash Cookbook

Bash Cookbook

I’ve been slowly making my way through O’Reilly’s Bash Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Bash Users, 2nd edition, by Carl Albing & JP Vossen. It’s a great book but is enormous and not really structured for reading from beginning to end, as much as for referring to to solve a specific problem. I doubt I will ever finish it.  But, there are a lot of great factoids in there!  Last year, I read Packt’s Mastering Embedded Linux Programming, second edition, by Chris Simmonds, as well as Embedded Linux Development Using Yocto Project, second edition, by Alex Gonzalez (both of which I should do reviews on), and picked up a few of the commands I mention below in those books.

I learned Unix shell commands first on a DEC Vax 11-780 starting about 1984 at college, and then more over time using various distros of Linux from maybe 1997 onward. I’ll admit that most of what I know about ‘sh’ and ‘bash’ are from long ago.

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Linux System ProgrammingRecently I’ve undertaken a period of deep study related to Linux in all its aspects, but especially for embedded programming. While I’ve used Linux off and on professionally and privately for at least 18 years, my knowledge has always been just enough to get by.

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