Shell script reference

I am a complete shell script newbie. Can any recommend a shell script reference site that relates to OSX? Am I right that OSX has some pre installed shell scripts that can be called from applescript? If so how do I view them and what do they do
Thanks for your paitence

This link:

to Appleā€™s Developer site has the basic how-to for using shell scripts with Applescript. Great page to use for both getting started and to refer back to later.


Model: PB G4 1 GHz/G5 Dual 1.8 GHz
AppleScript: 1.10.3
Browser: Safari 416.2
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.4)