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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>>>

Publisher's Preface

This manual documents the use of GNU Bash, a command-line interpreter for the GNU operating system.

GNU Bash is free software. The term "free software" is sometimes misunderstood--it has nothing to do with price. It is about freedom. It refers to your freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. With GNU Bash you have all these freedoms.

GNU Bash is part of the GNU Project. The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. It was conceived as a way of bringing back the cooperative spirit that prevailed in the computing community in earlier days, by removing the obstacles to cooperation imposed by the owners of proprietary software.

The Free Software Foundation is a tax-exempt charity that raises funds for work on the GNU Project and is dedicated to promoting the freedom to modify and redistribute computer programs. You can support the GNU Project by becoming an associate member of the Free Software Foundation and paying regular membership dues. For more information, visit the website www.fsf.org.

Brian Gough
October 2006
ISBN 0954161777GNU Bash Reference ManualSee the print edition