O'Reilly's "Cookbook" series can generally be thought of as a collection of recipes for different
tech solutions. In the case of Albing's, Vossen's, and Newham's book, this applies to the bash (lower case "b" on purpose) or
"bourne again shell" (hey, I don't name these things). bash is the default shell for most Linux distros
and the most widely used UNIX shell. Even though many Linux distros have increasingly available
and useful GUI utilities, the heart of Linux/UNIX administration still happens in the shell. There
are plenty of "HOW TO" books on Linux. What makes the bash Cookbook unique?
August 2, 2007