SUMMARY: recommended unix books

From: Ruud van Poelgeest (
Date: Tue Dec 06 1994 - 00:57:52 CST

Hi managers,

Thanx a lot, I got 34 replies (repliers at the end of this list ).

My original question was:
" I'm looking for good Shell programming books"

Two guys respond with:" All O'reilly 's are good books"
They are right These are good books.

More specific:

The most recommended book is:
"Unix C Shell Field Guide" by G. Anderson & Paul Anderson,
Prentice Hall(ISBN 0-13-937468-X 025).

The second most recommended book is:
Unix Shell Programming, by Kochan and Wood (ISBN 0-8104-6309-1).

The bronze medallion is for:
Unix Power Tools, from O'Reilly.

Other good books are:
David Korn's book, The Korn Shell 0-13-516972-0.
Learning The Korn Shell Bill Rosenblatt ISBN 1-56592-054-6
The Unix programming Environment, by Kernighan & Pike
Unix in a Nutshell published by O'Reilly (ISBN 1-56592-001-5).
UNIX Shell programming, third edition. Lowell Jay Arthur & Ted burns
"The UNIX System" by S.R.Bourne
"Unix Desktop Guide to Korn Shell". Written by John Valley,
"sed & awk" by Dale Dougherty, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
'UNIX For Programmers and users' Prentice Hall , ISBN 0-13-061771-7
Haydn Unix Library book "UNIX Shell Programming" ,
O'Reilly "Programming Perl" book by Larry Wall and Randal Schwartz.
Programming Perl Larry Wall and Randal L. Schwartz
UNIX-Shells Helmut Herold Addison Wesley ISBN 3-89319-381-2

Shannon W. Price" <sprice@Eng.Auburn.EDU> writes:
You might try the newsgroup FAQ for more info.
And also did Dan Stromberg - OAC-DCS <>
"the best way to learn shell programming, is to read for a while, and simply play with the things discussed"
I will do that, but i need the books anyhow. Thanks ! (Moshe Linzer) Sends me a compleet list of
recommended books. You can get them from "misc.books.technical"
A summary of this list:
** This is a good selection of over 150 "best" books and documentation on
   UNIX and related areas like the Internet. The selection is based on
   i) recommendations from netnews readers, ii) the US/Canada sales figures,
   and iii) a bit of my own preference.

** Subject areas covered:
   A. General Unix Texts
      a. for beginning / intermediate users
      b. for intermediate / advanced users
   B. Shells
   C. Unix Editors
   D. Networking and Communications
   E. The Internet
   F. System Administration
   G. Unix Security
   H. Programming
   I. TeX
   J. X Window System
   K. Dictionaries and Glossaries
   L. Other Lists
   M. Other Books

   [[ BTW, from your responses since this list was first posted ...
     The best publisher:
                        O'Reilly & Associates
     The most-recommended books:
         Unix Network Programming by Richard Stevens
         Unix System Administration Handbook by Nemeth, Snyder and Seebass
** I will try to update and post this list regularly. The latest version
   is also obtainable by anonymous ftp from (in
   /pub/usenet/news.answers/books). If you do not have ftp or netnews access
   you can get it by email from and the body
   of your request should be send usenet/news.answers/books/unix .

  A. General Unix Texts

~ a. (more or less) for beginning / intermediate users -

0: Title: Unix for Dummies
   Authors: John Levine and Margaret Levine Young
   Publisher: IDG
   Edition: 1993
   ISBN: 0-878058-58-4
   Comment: A fairly informal (funny) and non-technical introduction to Unix ...
End Of Summary of Unix books List.

"Unix for Dummies looks nice to me, Who has it :-).

OK back to your responses,

pamela@jupiter.Legato.COM (Pamela Pledger) Gave me a "Shell programming
course in a nutshell" Thanks Pamela it has some Useful information, but
i need the books anyhow.

My thanks goes to everyone who responds, even if your name is not
in the next list: (Lupemaria Beal)
 stern@sunrise.East.Sun.COM (Hal Stern - NE Area Systems Engineer) (Syed Zaeem Hosain)
 Joseph P DeCello III <>
 Dave Fetrow <>
 Lenny Turetsky <>
 "Shannon W. Price" <sprice@Eng.Auburn.EDU>
 Tom Orban <>
 Steve.Hearn@BarwonWater.Vic.Gov.Au (Mike Pool)
 "BURKH" <> (Mike Frizzell)
 Gene Rackow <>
 Tom Holmberg <>
 "C.R. Ritson" <> (Lars Salomonsson) (Stacey Marshall) (Paulo Licio de Geus) (Mike Wagner) (tommy hill)
 Gustavo Vegas <gustavo@Microchip.COM> (Moshe Linzer)
 pamela@jupiter.Legato.COM (Pamela Pledger) (Leslie_B_DreyerKalra)
 mhcnet!lbd (Leslie_B_DreyerKalra)
 "Stephen P. Schaefer" <> (Derald McMillan) (Glenn W Cantello) (David Bath)
 Dan Stromberg - OAC-DCS <> (Eduardo E. Silva) (Amy Hollander)
 Torsten Metzner <>

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