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Date:      Sat, 30 Dec 2006 18:22:09 -0600
From:      Lane <lane@joeandlane.com>
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Is there reference manual for sh?
Message-ID:  <200612301822.09750.lane@joeandlane.com>
In-Reply-To: <20061230182206.GA5557@host.my.domain>
References:  <20061230150403.GA4674@host.my.domain> <17814.33476.413912.221142@jerusalem.litteratus.org> <20061230182206.GA5557@host.my.domain>

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On Saturday 30 December 2006 12:22, a@zeos.net wrote:
> 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).
Here's a "brute-force" manual:

#!/bin/sh
for each in `find /etc/rc.d`
do
more $each
done

If you need more than what is there then you probably need Kernigan and 
Ritchie's The "C" Programming Language, (still) available on amazon.com.

lane



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