Paul L. Snyder on 18 Oct 2008 15:57:14 -0700

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[PLUG] [plug-announce] PLUG West, Mon, October 20, 2008: bash vs. dash

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   (/  __( cordially invites you to |   a PLUG West meeting on     )__\}`a_
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                                    |   at Unisys in Malvern, PA   )__  \)

        The next PLUG West meeting will be held on Monday, October 20
        at Unisys in Malvern, starting at 7:00 pm.  This month, 
	JP Vossen will compare bash (the Bourne Again Shell) and
	dash (the Debian Almquist Shell).  Since dash became Ubuntu's
	default /bin/sh implementation, understanding the differences
	between these shells is important when writing and
	troubleshooting portable scripts.


        JP is co-author of the O'Reilly "bash Cookbook":


        Interested in Linux, BSD, and Free Software?  Whether you're
        already an enthusiast or want to learn more, come and join
        us!  PLUG meetings are open to everyone, and anyone who is
        curious is invited to attend.

        The meeting will be at the Unisys offices in Malvern PA:

           Unisys Corporation
           2476 Swedesford Road
           Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355

        There are two buildings at this site; the meeting will be held in
        main building (the bigger of the two).  Please enter through the
        main entrance at the front of the building and check in at the
        security desk.  For driving directions, please visit


        Unisys has requested that we provide the names of as many
        attendees as possible prior to the event, to expedite entering
        the building.  An RSVP is not required, but if you plan to
        attend it would be appreciated if you would drop an email to

        The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and will last until around
        9:00 pm.  The meeting will begin with an open Question and Answer
        session, with the main presentations beginning at 8:00 pm.

        For more information about PLUG, please visit our website at


        Following the meeting, we'll continue the conversation at TJ's
	in Paoli.  They've got what looks like a great beer list and
	the kitchen is open until 11:00.  Directions to TJ's can be found
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