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What are some good bash tutorials? I would like to learn more about the bash shells commands and how to use them.

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Advanced Bash Scripting Guide from The Linux Documentation Project pages.
(Also available as a PDF file if you prefer that).

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But, don't go by that.

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I don't know exactly why, but I think that the Advanced Bash Scripting Guide is very unfriendly. I never found an answer in that guide. Greg's wiki, and especially the FAQ, as mentioned by spatz, are great for beginners. – mrucci Apr 30 '10 at 18:33
    
@mrucci, On the contrary, I can remember a large number of times looking up things directly in the guide with Google searches. Meanwhile, Greg's Wiki links referred by spatz are good too. – nik May 1 '10 at 2:46
    
Yes, the problem is that every time I search google for "bash [something]" I found and follow the ABSG link but very rarely I found an answer in the cryptict, badly organized and presented material. – mrucci May 1 '10 at 7:08
    
Well, there is at least one person finding TLDP ABS Guide less useful -- So, I'm up-voting spatz's answer too... – nik May 1 '10 at 8:24

I find Greg's Bash Guide and Bash FAQ very helpful, even for beginners.

Also, I remember learning bash from Daniel Robbins' series, Bash by example, which is a very good read in my opinion.

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If you don't mind to pay for the best resources in book format:

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This is a great video tutorial for command line editing: http://teachmetocode.com/screencasts/bash-command-line-editing/

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