GNU Bash Reference Manual

Reference Documentation for Bash

Edition 2.5b, for Bash Version 2.05b.

July 2002

Chet Ramey, Case Western Reserve University
Brian Fox, Free Software Foundation

This free online reference book provides a detailed overview of the Bash shell. It provides the reader with comprehensive Bash shell scripting skills.

This is Edition 2.5b, last updated 15 July 2002, of The GNU Bash Reference Manual, for Bash, Version 2.05b.

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