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NDO
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help on learning to write scripts

Hi All

 

Please can someone tell where can I find or RECOMMEND a very basic tutorial on scripting for starters. I know I just have to go to google, but there is really lots of them, ...

 

 

FR

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rariasn
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Re: help on learning to write scripts

Hi Nandhino:

 

Search for "korn shell" information.

 

http://www.well.ox.ac.uk/~johnb/comp/unix/ksh.html

 

rgs,

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James R. Ferguson
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Re: help on learning to write scripts

Hi:

 

First, if you are working on HP-UX, use the HP-standard POSIX shell ('/usr/bin/sh' for normal users and for root, '/sbin/sh').  This is a Korn-like shell.  HP-UX offers the Korn88 ('ksh') shell as well as the Korn93 ('/usr/dt/bin/dtksh') which requires the installation of the CDE bundle on 11.31 from your core OS DVD.

 

Whatever you do, avoid the C-shell.

 

If you are a Linux users, the Bash shell is the de facto standard.  It has a great many enhacements over the POSIX or Korn shells named above.

 

As for a beginning guide, I always liked this:

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20081220020252/http://docs.hp.com/en/B2355-90046/index.html

 

Excelent script samples and tutorials can be found here:

 

http://www.shelldorado.com/

 

And when you want to understand why the C-shell is an abomination, read this classic:

 

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/shell/csh-whynot/

 

Regards!

 

...JRF...

NDO
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Re: help on learning to write scripts

James!

 

Thanks for the links, but the first one shell user´s guide HP9000 does work only the first page, subsequente pages/links are not working.

 

FR

James R. Ferguson
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Re: help on learning to write scripts


Nandinho wrote:

Thanks for the links, but the first one shell user´s guide HP9000 does work only the first page, subsequente pages/links are not working.


Hi (again):

 

Actually it does if you click the hyperlinks individually from the first page.  The following link will take you to a number of documents.  There is a PDF version of the Shell Users Guide there too:

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20081231081339/http://docs.hp.com/en/hpux10.x.html

 

Regards!

 

...JRF...