* In-depth, unique coverage of ZSH, one of most modern and powerful of all shells. Also covers Bash, the preferred shell for most serious Linux and Unix users.
* Very strong author and tech review team: Co-author Peter Stephenson has been involved in the development of Zsh since the 1990s when he started to write the FAQ. For the last few years, he has served as coordinator of the shell's development. Tech Reviewers: Ed Schaefer is the "Shell Corner" columnist for SysAdmin Magazine and Bart Schaefer is one of the lead developers of Zsh development.
* Book is immediately useful, packed with short example and suggestions that the reader can put to use in their shell environment.
* Extensive coverage of interactive and advanced shell features, including shell extensions, completion functions, and shortcuts.
* Great book for users of all expertise; perennial seller.
Part 1 ? Introducing the Shell Chapter 1 ? Introduction to Shells Chapter 2 ? Using Shell Features Together Chapter 3 ? More Shell Features
Part 2 ? Using bash and zsh Chapter 4 ? Entering and Editing the Command Line Chapter 5 ? Starting the Shell Chapter 6 ? More About Shell History Chapter 7 ? Prompts Chapter 8 ? Files and Directories Chapter 9 ? Pattern Matching Chapter 10 ? Completion Chapter 11 ? Jobs and Processes
Part 3 ? Extending the Shell Chapter 12 ? Variables Chapter 13 ? Scripting and Functions Chapter 14 ? Writing Editor Commands Chapter 15 ? Writing Completion Functions
Appendix A ? Unix Programs Appendix B ? External Resources Appendix C ? Glossary