> Can anyone recommend a good book on bash scripting? There's probably > quite a few, so I'd prefer to start with recommendations. Good chance > it's been asked before so I'll try the archives too. A good website > could be helpful to. Came across a few, but none that I thought were > great. > > Thanks, > James > As for a good book, I have the one from O'Reilly Books - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/bash3/index.html#top I highly recommend it. And for websites, I use http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/ and have seen it recommended by others as well. You could do it all with just the website. But I find the book very practical so worth the money in my opinion. Between those two you are good to go. Throw in Linux in a nutshell also from O'Reilly if you need a good reference book on Linux in general and you are well on your way. I also have that one on my shelf and referred to it frequently for a while. Again you can find all that info online for free. But I like having the book to read in the evenings, when travelling, and as a desktop reference. Jacques B.