learn C. period.
here's the book:
here's the unix addendum:
Originally Posted by ryran
Thanks for explaining your thinking here.
hehe... You made me chuckle with that. Soooo.. the way you talk about shell scripting and C, you make it sound like it would be easy for a talented shell-scripter to learn C. Yeah?
I've never tried.
I will say this though: I've never been interested in perl. Blech. (Though, there were a few times I used it in my scripts to do something that bash just couldn't handle as simply.)