I posted the same info about the TLDP project book to the Usenet group
comp.os.linux.misc which elicited these responses from Chris F.A.
Johnson who used to be a member of this [the Yahoo linux] group which
I copy'n'paste here for your edification and information:
On 7/11/2013 7:25 PM, Chris F.A. Johnson wrote:
> On 2013-07-12, Thad Floryan wrote:
>> On 7/11/2013 6:48 PM, Chris F.A. Johnson wrote:
>>> On 2013-07-12, Thad Floryan wrote:
>>>> While driving around the Information Highway today with the AC
>>>> on to stay cool, I noticed an interesting offramp sign so I
>>>> exited to find the following which is a more recent version than
>>>> I, and perhaps you, already have:
>>>> Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
>>> That document should be avoided. It is full of errors and bad
>> It would be a service if you could point out to the author
>> at TLDP where he has gone "wrong" because many people are
>> going to reference that site (and guide(s)) and repeat the
>> errors and bad practices.
> People have done that (Stephane Chazelas, for one, made many
> suggestions), but the site soon gets corrupted as other people who
> know less add their suggestions.
> The author of the site doesn't know enough to tell when a
> submission is good or bad. It's a lost cause.
>>> For a better guide, see: <http://mywiki.wooledge.org/>
>> That page (indirectly) cites the following which is definitely
>> shorter, for sure, only 89 pages and 681kB:
For the curious, Chris' sigline is:
Chris F.A. Johnson, <http://cfajohnson.com>
Pro Bash Programming: Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell (2009, Apress)
Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)