Learning Shell Scripting with Zsh
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- A step-by-step guide that will show you how to use zsh and its repertoire of powerful features to improve the efficiency of your daily tasks
- Learn how to configure and use zsh
- Discover some advanced features of zsh such as process and parameter substitution, running on restricted functionality mode, and emulating other shells
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 132 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2014
ISBN : 1783282932
ISBN 13 : 9781783282937
Author(s) : Gastón Festari
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Alias and History
Chapter 3: Advanced Editing
Chapter 4: Globbing
Chapter 5: Completion
Chapter 6: Tips and Tricks
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Errata- 3 submitted: last submission 17 Jun 2014
Errata type: Technical | Page no. 87
The last line on the page is
This will provide the files modified between five and two hours.
It should be
This will provide the files modified between five days and two hours.
Errata type: Typo | Page no. 11
In the fourth line of the first paragraph of information box, there is sentence saying
...it is case-insensitive and ignores underscores and ignores underscores.
It should be
it is case-insensitive and ignores underscores.
Note that "and ignores underscores" is repeated by mistake
Errata type: Typo | Page no. 12
The third line of the second paragraph of the page is
On the other hand, Apply interactive shells get called to execute a script...
It should be
On the other hand, non-interactive shells get called to execute a script...
Errata type: Code | Page no. 11/17
What you will learn from this book
- Set up and configure the advanced aspects of zsh such as process and parameter substitution, running on restricted functionality mode, and emulating other shells, for example, ksh and Bourne
- Customize the shell prompt to display the information you need
- Work with the line-editor module to type less and do more
- Use filename generation, also known as globbing, to work with files and folders
- Discover programmable completion and never mistype a command or its options again
- Tame the shell history and use it simultaneously on multiple shells with just a few keystrokes
- Expand on zsh’s built-in modules and functionality by creating your own functions
Zsh has become incredibly popular in recent times and reasonably so; the shell boasts some really great features such as command completion, filename generation, and history sharing among instances of the shell. Learning to use them to your advantage will prove to be really valuable and will save you from lots of tedious and overly-complex tasks.
This hands-on guide will show you how to configure and use zsh for work and daily tasks. It provides a clear introduction to the more powerful features of the shell such as globbing and completion. This book will help you take advantage of the real power behind the UNIX shell on both desktops and servers through real-world examples.
This book will help you understand the features of zsh and make it one of the most valuable assets in your toolbox. It will teach you how to use the shell history to look up and edit previously typed entries and take advantage of the line-editor module to speed up your typing and editing of commands. You will be able to create your own completion functions and ensure you never mistype a command or have to look at the manpages again.
You will learn how to define your own aliases and learn about filename generation so you can do more by typing even less. You will also discover the essentials of zsh and go deeper with its more advanced features. When you are done with this book, your time with the command line will be much more enjoyable and productive.
A step-by-step tutorial that will teach you, through real-world examples, how to configure and use zsh and its various features.
Who this book is for
If you are a system administrator, developer, or computer professional involved with UNIX who are looking to improve on their daily tasks involving the UNIX shell, "Learning Shell Scripting with zsh" will be great for you. It’s assumed that you have some familiarity with an UNIX command-line interface and feel comfortable with editors such as Emacs or vi.