Quick Info about the Upcoming eBook

by Ramesh Natarajan on March 28, 2011

For the past several months, I’ve been working on writing a book on the two great UNIX tools — Sed and Awk.

I’ve spend lot of sleepless nights to make this book easy to read and understand with lot of examples. It is almost complete and the book will be released very soon. Once you understand how to use Sed and Awk effectively, you’ll be knocking down lot of complex text manipulation tasks just by writing few lines of Sed or Awk code.

How can You use Sed and Awk?

  • For routine editing jobs, you don’t need to open the text file in an editor and interactively make the change every time. Instead, you can create a Sed script and execute it whenever you want to make those routine edits non-interactively.
  • From a text file, you can quickly generate reports using Awk scripts.
  • If you have a text file that contains structured data that are stored by some other application, you can manipulate those data based on your requirement using Awk scripts.
  • You can extract and massage portion of a huge log file using either Sed or Awk scripts depending on the sitaution. You can automate your log reviewing routine and look for specific log message to generate a custom report and mail it to you if required.
  • If you master the Sed and Awk tools, the possibilities on how you can use them effectively are limited only by your imagination.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Pushpraj March 28, 2011 at 1:07 am

Hi,
Waiting for this book.
What would be the expected release date..??
and more info about cost and download will be great.

Pushpraj

2 Abhijeet March 28, 2011 at 2:55 am

Looking forward to read the your upcoming book :)

3 sagar March 28, 2011 at 3:07 am

hi, :)
very glad to know about your coming book
i would like to have a copy of that book.
all d best

4 Sami Almuhammady March 28, 2011 at 4:04 am

Hi,
I looking forward to have a cpoy from your new books.
I think they will be a good resource for using Sed and Awk.

Thank’s for that :)

Hint: Remember, your health is first :) , and you must sleep well.

5 Anwar March 28, 2011 at 4:29 am

I think i will be a great book for a great articles writer.
waiting for it.

6 david March 28, 2011 at 4:58 am

would love to read it.
Please make sure it comes out for the kindle. Love having all my reference books in one location
Love your website. I go to it everyday

7 Rocky March 28, 2011 at 5:02 am

Hi,

nice to hear from you for this good ebook
I would like to have a copy of it….

8 Madharasan March 28, 2011 at 6:27 am

Hi Natraj,
We appreciate your upcoming work on the new e-book.
Please let us know the cost of the material.

9 shark巨菜 March 28, 2011 at 7:36 am

look forward to…

10 Denise March 28, 2011 at 8:41 am

I am so looking forward to it! Keep up the great work!

11 kundan March 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

Hi,
eagerly waiting for it :D

Regards,
Kundan

12 Hiten March 28, 2011 at 8:53 am

Hi, your first two books I read were very good and I know this ones will be too. Looking forward to reading/reviewing the book for you.

13 Jorge Martinez Saezs March 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Hi.
Im waiting.

Regards
Jorge

14 shanil March 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm

waiting impatiently for the new book..great work

15 Júlio Hoffimann Mendes March 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Congratulations Ramesh!

Finally i will learn Sed and Awk with your teacher quality.

Regards,
Júlio.

16 Aravapalli Rama Satish March 29, 2011 at 12:37 am

Hi Ramesh,
I am glad about this great news.Advance Congratulations.We will also have a copy of your book if u intimate us about ur releasing of the book.

Bye.

17 billyduc March 30, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Hi Ramesh,
Look forward to this book
Thanks for your great work

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