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i'm really getting into shell scripting, any good resources I should know about it?

i'm a beginner but have background in programming though.

@mdhughes @tootbrute as someone who also code in safer languages more often that I script, this guide is really handy:

sipb.mit.edu/doc/safe-shell/

#shellscript

@mdhughes oh lovely. I love books. I remember learning about freebsd with a book like this

@tootbrute This is a great resource, as it defines what's POSIX so you know when you're using a shell-specific feature:

pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/

Also this, my go-to translator between tcsh (which I use at work a lot) and Bash:

hyperpolyglot.org/unix-shells

@tootbrute I think the resources other people pointed out are more useful. But when you get through them, this will probably still be an eye opening read: dwheeler.com/essays/filenames-

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