GNU Bash Reference Manual
Reference Documentation for Bash
Edition 2.5b, for
Bash Version 2.05b.
July 2002Chet Ramey, Case Western Reserve UniversityBrian 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,
Bash, Version 2.05b.
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