Where to look to cut down looking around time?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I am just learning bash and trying to cut the learning curve a little as I am a rusty basic Object Pascal (Borland Delphi) Java/ C / C++ amateur the passing of variables in functions throws me a bit when called from two separate bash files and such. i do know i really need to work on learning bash syntax From memory this would be a valid function in C++: int setTime(int A){ int B = A; return B * 60; } int main() { sleep = setTime(3); cout << sleep < return 0; } this html dropped a bit of that code if another script that calls this script and is using sleep within (HowTos)