Bash Frequently asked questions [NG]

These are answers to frequently asked questions on channel #bash on the freenode IRC network. These answers are contributed by the regular members of the channel (originally heiner, and then others including greycat and r00t), and by users like you. If you find something inaccurate or simply misspelled, please feel free to correct it!

All the information here is presented without any warranty or guarantee of accuracy. Use it at your own risk. When in doubt, please consult the man pages or the GNU info pages as the authoritative references.

BASH is a BourneShell compatible shell, which adds many new features to its ancestor. Most of them are available in the KornShell, too. If a question is not strictly shell specific, but rather related to Unix, it may be in the UnixFaq.

If you want to help, you can add new questions with answers here, or try to answer one of the BashOpenQuestions.

These pages were added because the original FAQ got too big to easily read it.

Playing with filenames


Variable and string manipulation


BashFAQwTopics (last edited 2008-11-22 14:09:53 by localhost)