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Hands-On Kornshell93 Programming [With Contains Uwin, Ksh93 Binaries, Apache Web Server] Paperback – Oct 13 1998


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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st Revised edition edition (Oct. 13 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 020131018X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201310184
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 19.1 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,436,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a great book because it has short, practical, working examples of all ksh commands. It is a reference book that you can learn from. Between this, "Unix in a nutshell", and Unix man-pages - I need nothing more for day to day Unix tasks.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This book is better than most...BUT.... (rating=3.5) Dec 31 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Briefly: If you are an experienced programmer, know KSH 88 and want to learn KSH 93 - BUY THIS BOOK.
Good things: Extensive coverage of KSH 93 with all the new features. Additionally, techniques are employed that are very educational.
Bad things: Very sloppy editing.
To wit:
Data Types section, puts nameref above typeset - all other eg.s had typeset above synonym syntax.
Reserved Variables section - Glaring error - should be referring to $- when examples use $_ (previously covered).
Index is incorrect for "co-process". There are some typos as well (letters instead of letter "s"). Sheesh, Barry, these people are paid proofers for goodness sake...
Additionally, miniscule coverage of co-processes - one of the most powerful features in KSH!
AND my last criticism, poor guy ...
The mix of "if you are new to programming" vice "if you're an experienced programmer" - please drop it! This book is NOT FOR BEGINNERS period. Keep it for 12th level magic users ONLY. The mix is extremely distracting.
All in all - I give it 3.5 stars. 4 stars with correct editing and proofing. 4.5 stars if co-processes were covered extensively. 5 stars if he gets rid of the jokes --- (ok, I'm kidding there).
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The best KornShell book your money can buy. March 4 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I also have the first edition, which has come in very useful on many ocassions over the past few years, and holds a prime place on my shelf. This book takes us to the next level and provides all the information for both the novice and experienced programmer or system adminstrator. It even takes us into the realms of HTML and CGI. This book is about KornShell programming, not a free software package. Look to GNU or FSF for that. For those that are running NT, look into the new "NT Services for UNIX" from Microsoft, which provides KornShell, a bunch of UNIX utilities, and better networking capabilities. To sum up, this book will go with the other one, close at hand.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Kornshell Book Oct. 12 2001
By M. Schmidt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Rosenberg's book is excellent. Full of examples and solutions to everyday problems. I've not used the CD-ROM so can't rate it. Note: too bad the older ksh88 is so widely used vs. ksh93. However, with Solaris 6, 7 and 8 you can have both using /bin/ksh (88) and /usr/dt/bin/dtksh (93). Using the later might just pull me away from perl programming given all the powerful features in ksh93. Great book and a great shell.
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A must have for Korn shell programmers who like example code Jan. 21 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book chock-full of example code that is presented in a logical and practical manner. The only down side (not the author's fault) is the availability of ksh93 on some Unix platforms (e.g. Solaris 2.5/2.6 uses the older ksh88 version). Regardless, there are still good examples for ksh88 programmers. Oh, I can't rate the enclosed CD-ROM as I have not used it yet. If the CD is any good it will be icing on the cake.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Another #1 'Must Have' Book For Any Serious SysAdmin Jan. 10 1999
By gtillery@mindspring.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Barry Rosenberg has done it again. This time with more flair and vision for what Kornshell can do! I purchased his original book on Kornshell and practically wore the cover off of it. He has taken a great book and made it even better! I will recommended this one to everyone I can talk to as well. Looks like this new edition will replace his other book on my bookshelf. Simply Outstanding!

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