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Re: Shell tutorial added

On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:13:48 +0200 Alan Barrett <>
> On Sat, 21 Aug 2010, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > I've added S.R. Bourne's 1970s vintage tutorial on the shell to
> > src/bin/sh/USD.doc, as very very very extensively updated by me to
> > reflect the last 30+ years of changes to the shell.
> Thank you!

You are welcome. I spent a lot of time doing the update -- testing
with a class full of new Unix users showed that the document was a
reasonably effective tutorial on the shell after the changes. Even I
learned quite a bit that I hadn't known about edge conditions in the
course of doing the writing.

I did the work hoping that new users from all flavors of Unix would
benefit from reading it -- I know of no other similar tutorial that
is available as an open licensed document.

Perry E. Metzger      

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