Publisher of Linux Journal Announces New Release

by Rebecca Cassity

SEATTLE, WA -- Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC) is pleased to announce a comprehensive update of its immensely popular Korn Shell Reference (ISBN: 1-57831-017-2, US$4.95, 26 pages) card by renowned IT-author, Arnold Robbins.

The Korn shell is a sophisticated user interface and high-level programming environment for the Unix operating system, including Linux. The expanded Korn Shell Reference card includes new information and sections that cover both variations of the Korn shell, 1988 and 1993. The different versions have been color coded for easier recognition. New topic areas include exit status and an Internet resource section, and many sections have been expanded and improved.

The Korn Shell Reference card is suited for users of all levels. According to author Arnold Robbins, "This reference card is perfect way for those learning a Unix variant to ramp up their essential skills in shell programming and high-level languages. Furthermore, experienced Korn shell users will find themselves reaching for this card often to confirm usage and syntax."

The new edition of the Korn Shell Reference card is available in specialty stores nationwide and on-line at the Linux Journal Store, Distributors include: Einstein's Books (phone: +1 301-816-0098, and Kudzu Enterprises (phone: +1 952-947-0822,

About the AuthorArnold Robbins is a renowned technical author and professional developer who has has worked with Unix systems since 1980. Robbins has been heavily involved in AWK and the gawk project since 1988 and is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group. The Robbins family currently resides in Israel.

About the PublisherSSC is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, publishing best-selling books, magazines, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, WA, and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the web at

SSC Media Relations Contacts:

Rebecca Cassity, Marketing ManagerPhone: +1 206-297-8653 / Fax: +1

James Gray, International Market AnalystPhone: +1 206-295-6010 / Fax: +1

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