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Bash Command Line and Shell Scripts Pocket Primer

Paperback
May 2020
9781683925040
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    19th May 2020
  • ISBN 9781683925040
  • Language English
  • Pages 266 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$35.95
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May 2020
9781683925026
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    28th May 2020
  • ISBN 9781683925026
  • Language English
  • Pages 266 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$149.95
E-Book (ePub)
May 2020
9781683925033
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning and Information
  • Published
    28th May 2020
  • ISBN 9781683925033
  • Language English
  • Pages 266 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$41.95

As part of the best-selling Pocket Primer series, this book is designed to introduce readers to an assortment of useful command-line utilities that can be combined to create simple, yet powerful shell scripts. While all examples and scripts use the “bash” command set, many of the concepts translate into other command shells (such as sh, ksh, zsh, and csh), including the concept of piping data between commands and the highly versatile sed and awk commands. Aimed at a reader relatively new to working in a bash environment, the book is comprehensive enough to be a good reference and teach a few new techniques to those who already have some experience with creating shell scripts. It contains a variety of code fragments and shell scripts for data scientists, data analysts, and other people who want shell-based solutions to “clean” various types of text files. In addition, the concepts and code samples in this book are useful for people who want to simplify routine tasks. Includes companion files with all of the source code examples (download from the publisher by writing to info@merclearning.com).

Features:

  • Takes introductory concepts and commands in bash, and then demonstrates their uses in simple, yet powerful shell scripts
  • Contains an assortment of shell scripts for data scientists, data analysts, and other people who want shell-based solutions to “clean” various types of text files
  • Includes companion files with all of the source code examples (available for download from the publisher)

"Oswald Campesato's BASH Command Line and Shell Scripts Pocket Primer joins others in the 'Pocket Primer' series, covering the basics of command-line utilities that can produce effective shell scripts. Programmers relatively new to this concept as well as those seeking a refresher course will find this introduction to shell scripts key to contrasting approaches to data analysis and shell-based problem-solving."

- Midwest Book Review

1: Introduction
2: Files and Directories
3: Useful Commands
4: Conditional Logic and Loops
5: Filtering Data with grep
6: Transforming Data with sed
7: Working with awk
8: Introduction to Shell Scripts
9: Shell Scripts with grep and awk
10: Miscellaneous Shell Scripts
Index
On the Companion Files:
(Available from the publisher for downloading)
Source code samples

Oswald Campesato

Oswald Campesato (San Francisco, CA) is an adjunct instructor at UC-Santa Clara and specializes in Deep Learning, Java, NLP, Android, and TensorFlow. He is the author/co-author of over twenty-five books including TensorFlow 2 Pocket Primer, Python 3 for Machine Learning, and the Data Science Fundamentals Pocket Primer (all Mercury Learning and Information).

conditional logic and loops; awk; shell scripts; grep; shell-based problem solving; command-line utilities; sh; ksh; zsh; csh