Command Line Text Processing

Learn about various commands available for common and exotic text processing needs. Examples have been tested on GNU/Linux - there'd be syntax/feature variations with other distributions, consult their respective man pages for details.

Work in progress, stay tuned :)



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    • Even for pull requests, open an issue for discussion before submitting PRs
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Webinar recordings

Recorded couple of videos based on content in the chapters, not sure if I'll do more


Check out exercises on github to solve practice questions, right from the command line itself

As of now, only grep exercises has been added. Stay tuned for more


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Individual ebooks with more content, explanations, exercises, etc:

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