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Bash Programming Tutorial 1 � A Quick Introduction

Sep 28, 2010, 12:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"Bash programming is a topic that can be dealt with in a couple of pages or hundreds of pages. Harold Rodriguez explains Bash programming in this 2 Part tutorial. His slick and excellent style of writing has enabled him to cover all the essential features of bash programing in a few pages.

"If you have never programmed in Bash before, this is the best place to begin. In case you have a little knowledge of bash, then too you could have a look.. a lot of interesting scripts have been explained by Harold.


"Like all the shells available in Linux, the Bourne Again SHell is not only an excellent command line shell, but a scripting language in itself. Shell scripting, allows you to fully utilize the shell's abilities and to automate a lot of tasks that would otherwise require a lot of commands to perform. A lot of programs lying around your Linux box are shell scripts. If you are interested in learning how they work, or in modifying them, it is essential that you understand the bash syntax and semantics. In addition, by understanding the bash language, you will be able to write your own programs to do things exactly the way you want them done.

"Programming or Scripting?

"People who are new to programming are generally confused as to what the difference is between a programming and scripting language. Programming languages are generally a lot more powerful and a lot faster than scripting languages"

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