Published in the year 2003, Test Your Unix Skills is a book that aims at enabling individuals to assess their knowledge of the UNIX platform.
Summary Of The Book
The world of UNIX is vast and there are a number of books available in the market that attempt to help individuals gain knowledge about the subject. However, there are very few, if not none, which enable individuals to assess their understanding of UNIX. Test Your UNIX Skills is one such book for UNIX learners, containing a number of multiple-choice questions and shell program questions, which are beneficial for individuals who want to assess their knowledge of UNIX. At the end of the chapter, the readers are given answers to the questions as well.
Some of the chapters present in Test Your Unix Skills include Processes In Unix, Communication-Unix Style, The Loop Control Structure, System Administration, Shell Miscellany, Shell Programming-The First Step, The Unix File System-Essential Unix Commands, and I/O Redirection and Piping.
In this book, the author also gives detailed explanations of subjects such as Eval, Functions, Trap, and Getopts, which are commonly misinterpreted by most individuals. Overall, this book is highly recommended for students and professionals who desire to better themselves at UNIX.
About Yashavant Kanetkar
Yashavant Kanetkar is a well-known computer science author from India.
Apart from this book, Kanetkar has published a number of books on the subject of programming. Some of the books written by Kanetkar include Interview Questions In C++ Programming, Test Your C#.NET Skills: Language Elements Pt.1, and Test Your VB.NET Skills- Part II- Technology Skills.
Kanetkar obtained his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, followed by a master’s degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kanpur. He has written a number of books on topics such as DirectX, C, C++, C#, VC++, and .Net programming. Apart from authoring books, Kanetkar also teaches on a number of technology topics, and writes for columnists such as Developer 2.0 and Express Computers. Kanetkar has also been given “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional”, and “Best .NET Technical Contributor” awards by Microsoft. In the past 15 years, he has played a major role in moulding a number of present-day IT professionals.