Media praise for bash Cookbook
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"...Properly named for the series of O'Reilly books that gives you valuable information on subjects in the form of recipes, this book was refreshing in that it was properly organized, and surprisingly contemporary, even citing Virtualized platforms as a way to try out different OS's for Bash...this book has not left my side since it arrived. While I would not recommend this book for the novice user, I would recommend this book to any system administrator that has to work with Unix or Linux. If nothing else, the examples given here are full of good, reusable code to make tasks easier in your day to day functions. Well done. "
-- , Slashdot.org
"This is the book you need if you've ever wondered how to automate tasks that seem to be taking too much of your time. The authors explore all of those dare corners in bash and present many workable solutions to everyday problems. "
"All in all this is a very handy reference for a vast number of the tasks that you'll come across when scripting with the bash shell along with well-commented code. Highly recommended."
-- , Amazon.com
"I would say bash Cookbook is absolutely a book worth owning if you enjoy shell scripting. I don't think I've ever seen a more complete set of solutions in a shell scripting book. In the preface, one thing that caught my eye ..... "But perhaps most importantly, we hope that when you have a question about how to do something or you need a hint, you will be able to easily find the right answer--or something close enough-- and save time and effort." ..... I think they accomplished their goal! 5 out of 5. Excellent book...excellent. "
-- , USA Linux Users Group
"The bash Cookbook (OReilly Media, ISBN 0596526784), written by Carl Albing, JP Vossen, and Cameron Newham, presents a series of real world administration problems with real world solutions, all written in bash. The book is packed full of useful scripts, along with examples that explain how to create better scripts. Throughout the book, issues that can get you into real trouble are tagged with a small drawing of a trap. Anyone who uses bash can benefit from the bash Cookbook. The book is available through most book stores, or can be ordered directly from OReilly for $49.99. Alternatively, you can pay $25.99 to read the book online."
-- , Linux Magazine
"If you are a Linux administrator or are just learning the skills, you probably have more than enough Linux-centric books on your shelf. That being the case, make room for the bash Cookbook. It's the missing link in your knowledge chain."
-- , The Linux Tutorial
"I used bash cookbook for a week. Of the half-dozen times I cracked it open, it helped me more often than it didnt. Now, I still believe that the old UNIX Power Tools book is still the best book ever written about the UNIX command line, and likely always will bebut bash cookbook has earned its place in my reference book rotation."
-- , Red Hat Magazine
"...what you will find is bash scripting presented in a way that will solve the problems you are facing TODAY. I found the book a pleasure to skim through. Yes I did read a lot of it, but I also found myself just flipping through the pages and reading the various problems and solutions. I can easily see myself picking this book up while coding and not having to look at 100's of man pages...A very well presented book that will stay in my immediate library next to my desk as I am sure I will lean heavily on it at times."
-- , IToolbox Blogs
"This is a must-buy book if you have any involvement with scripting at any level...If you're following Linux Format's introductory tutorial series and want to know more, this is your essential primer."
-- , Linux Format
"Linux system admin is something I do as part of my job. I've been able to acquire the basics and get the job done, but I knew that there were better ways to get the job done. Nothing like having an expert to help learn the ins and outs. This book allowed me to take it to the next level. There are many excellent examples on how to get it done, as well as advice on things that should not be done. There is a good mix of newbie info as well as useful tips for the seasoned veteran. There's usually more than one way to get the job done, and this book showed me some new, better ways to accomplish the task at hand. If you're working with bash, you'll find something useful in this book."
-- , Amazon.com
"[This] has been incredibly helpful in helping me improve my skills with Bash."
-- , I Love Libraries
"This is the most effective bash resource I havev seen that focuses on practical resources for all (short of those who have achieved bash nirvana no matter what their level of experience."
-- , Book News
"...this is a great bash scripting resource and should find a good home on any scripter's bookshelf. It provides enough instruction to help a new-ish user understand the deeper power of bash scripting while having enough breadth and depth to serve as an invaluable resource for the experienced scripting guru."
-- , Morlock HQ
"Heartily recommended to the casual user who wants to expand their repertoire and the power of their shell, and strongly recommended on the basis of assumptions to confident Bash users who want a handy reference book to keep to hand."
-- , Compsoc -- Durham University Computing Society
"As with most Cookbook format books, I am not sure that users will want to read straight through the entire book-I know that I would use it as a reference primarily. The entries usually have a Problem/Solution/Discussion section. I appreciate how the discussion sections generally do a good job of trying to explain various aspects of the solution." Full Review >
-- , shredcode.com