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Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial (LSST) v2.0

Written by Vivek Gite. Copyright 1999-2010 Vivek Gite and its contributors. Some rights reserved.


Chapter 1: Quick Introduction to Linux

Chapter 2: Getting Started With Shell Programming

Chapter 3:The Shell Variables and Environment

Chapter 4: Conditionals Execution (Decision Making)

Chapter 5: Bash Loops

Chapter 6: Shell Redirection

Chapter 7: Pipes and Filters

Chapter 8: Traps

Chapter 9: Functions

Chapter 10: Interactive Scripts

To do

Introduction

This tutorial is a beginners handbook for new Linux users / Sys admins and school students studying Linux or computer science. This book is licensed under "Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported".

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