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Why Non-Technical Users Might Find Shell Scripting Useful

Nov 01, 2007, 03:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by D.C. Parris)

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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..."

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