Why Non-Technical Users Might Find Shell Scripting Useful
Nov 01, 2007, 03:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"You know, I've never found any real use for a shell script.
Recently, I found an actual reason to write one for moving and
converting audio files using a few less keystrokes.
"I admit it, I'm really a desktop user who doesn't mind getting
under the hood every now and then. I enjoy playing with the 'big'
toys, like RDBMSes because I can afford to. But mostly, using
GNU/Linux affords me an opportunity to do what I need and want to
do for a price that can't be beat. Much as I've tried, the only
shell scripts I've written in the past were pretty contrived, or
simply following some tutorial. Now I have a shell script I can
actually make use of..."