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NorthernJourney.com: Linux for Newbies: Shell Scripting

Oct 16, 2000, 22:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gene Wilburn)

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"Now that we've looked at Linux shells and some of their characteristics, let's put our knowledge to work. Shell scripting, one of the bedrock skills of Unix and Linux system administration, is a large topic--you can find entire books devoted to the subject. It would be impossible to do justice to all the features of shell scripting in so short a column so what we'll do here is take a look at two real-world scripts created to assist with the administration of a Linux-based web site. Perhaps these two scripts will whet your appetite for more."

"Learning to write shell scripts is a great way to explore the richness of the Linux toolkit and it's also an enjoyable way to learn programming concepts. It's satisfying to be able to create your own custom utility programs with just a few lines of code."

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