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Re: A new mini-HOWTO on who to use Bash !

On Mon, Mar 20, 2000 at 07:17:32AM -0800, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: BONNEFON Nicolas []
> > Sent: Monday, March 20, 2000 6:14 AM
> > To: LDP mailing list
> > Subject: A new mini-HOWTO on who to use Bash !
> > 
> > Hello !
> > 
> > I would like to start writing a mini-HOWTO (or maybe a HOWTO, 
> > I don't know
> > yet) about some features of Bash beginners usually don't use. This
> > includes using history and related commands, csh-style 
> > "pushd" and "popd",
> > aliases, and how to write simple shell scripts.
> > Is there any other project like this one around ? Can I go on 
> > with it ?
> The first thing that I'd do would be to look at all of the documentation
> that comes with binaries and source code packages for BASH.  Then take a

The GNU Bash manual that comes with the source tarball is detailed, exact
and fearsome. Not bedtime reading for newbies. I suspect that a lot of
Linux users would be surprised by what Bash can do. I have considered
writing a Bash tutorial myself (in conjunction with my own learning of 
Bash!) and did a couple of searches to see if such a thing existed
already. I didn't find anything very helpful. I'd say go for it!
I'll certainly give it a read when it's done.

Greg O'Keefe

learning@TasLUG, where people get together and
learn about Linux http://learning.taslug.org.au

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