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GNU Bash Reference Manual
by Chet Ramey and Brian Fox
Paperback (6"x9"), 180 pages
ISBN 0954161777
RRP £19.95 ($29.95)

"An essential resource .... the most detailed coverage available for all aspects of Bash" --- Linux User and Developer Magazine (Issue 37, Mar 2004) Get a printed copy>>>


This section gives the history of the modifications made to the manual by the publisher, as required by the GNU Free Documentation License.

9/2005 "Bash Reference Manual" (original 3.2 release)
Chet Ramey and Brian Fox
Publisher: Free Software Foundation.
10/2006 "GNU Bash Reference Manual"
Edited for publication by Brian Gough
Publisher: Network Theory Ltd.
Changed title, as given above. Added publisher's preface. Minor changes for publication as a printed book: spelling corrections, reformatted several examples to fit smaller page width, moved long urls to footnotes to improve line-breaking, added extra index entries. Added this "History" section.

The source code for the original version of this document is available from ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/ in the file ‘bash-3.2.tar.gz’.

The source code for this version is available from

A complete set of differences can be obtained from the same location.

ISBN 0954161777GNU Bash Reference ManualSee the print edition