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Date:      Sat, 30 Dec 2006 12:45:02 -0800
From:      Vizion <vizion@vizion.occoxmail.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Is there reference manual for sh?
Message-ID:  <20061230204502.HPAH60.dukecmmtao03.coxmail.com@dukecmmtao03>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of a@zeos.net
> Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 10:22 AM
> To: questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Is there reference manual for sh?
> 
> 
> On Sat, Dec 30, 2006 at 10:16:20AM -0500, Robert Huff wrote:
> > 
> > a@zeos.net writes:
> > 
> > >  I need a reference manual or specification for sh.
> > >  Where can I find it?
> > 
> > 	In you mean within FreeBSD, try:
> > 
> > 	man sh
> > 
> > 	or
> > 
> > 	man builtin,
> > 
> > 	As a user, the O'Reilly _UNIX in a Nutshell_ I bought many
> > years ago was a very wise investment.
> > 	If you want to hack the code ... the start with the code.  And
> > good luck.
> > 
> > 
> > 				Robert Huff
> 
> I need any online complete manual on sh, not a brief as it is man sh.
> The last one doesn't describe many features both interactive 
> (command line 
> editing, using history interactively, and many others) 
> and scripting (for example, conditional expressions).
> 
I would really recomend then  O'reilly "Learning the Bash Shell".. esentially bash is backward compatible with sg (Bourne shell) and there is not really an online resource that I ever found to be as useful as this book

My 2 cents worth

david




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