To help users become more comfortable with shell usage, Apress will be publishing From Bash to Z Shell: Conquering the Command Line, written by three regarded members of the shell community. Two of the authors, Oliver Kiddle and Peter Stephenson, have both worked on the advancement of the Z Shell for several years, while Jerry Peek is the author of the highly regarded â€œPower Toolsâ€ column in Linux Magazine. Together, these three authors have put together a volume that compares, contrasts, and will surely help any programmer become proficient at using the Bash and Z shells.
â€œA shell is a sophisticated way to control your computerâ€”Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and others. If you do more than the most basic operations, you can do many of them more powerfully and quickly with a shell and your keyboard than by using a mouse,â€ according to the authors.
Highlights of From Bash to Z Shell:
â€¢ Compares and contrasts the two most popular shells â€“ Bash and Z Shell
â€¢ Comprehensive scripting coverage appeals to both beginning and intermediate level shell users
â€¢ Contains hundreds of examples that can be applied to real-life projects
Apress Authors: The Expertâ€™s Voice(tm)
Oliver Kiddle was first introduced to Unix systems while studying at the University of York. Since graduating in 1998, Oliver has worked as a software developer and system administrator. Over the past five years, Oliver has been actively involved with the development of the Z shell.
Jerry Peek is a freelance writer and instructor. He has used shells extensively and has taught users about them for over 20 years. Peek is the â€œPower Toolsâ€ columnist for Linux Magazine.
Peter Stephenson grew up in northeast England and studied physics at Oxford. After nine years as a researcher in computational physics, he became a software engineer with Cambridge Silicon Radio, where he now works on short-range digital radio. He has been involved with zsh since the early 1990s and currently coordinates its development.
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From Bash to Z Shell: Conquering the Command Line
Oliver Kiddle, Jerry Peek, and Peter Stephenson
Published 15 November 2004 * ISBN: 1-59059-376-6 * $34.99 * 400 pages”