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Me and Bash - The Bourne-Again SHell

Dec 16, 2011, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Does having a few 'encounters' with Bash make me any sort of expert? Answer is no. Honestly, I'm more to solve the problem of the moment type. I'm not a programmer nor do I want to program.

"What do I bring to the table when it comes to an article about Bash? My ability to 'solve for X' and the research I've done to prepare for my next fun project – robotics. To do that I'll need to use Bash intelligently and to write scrips. Some problems take quite a bit of work to solve, which is where the fun comes in. So I did some Googling and other research.

"Okay, enough about me.

"Is Bash obsolete? Not At all. It may have been around since 1989 but if you want to do something 'out of the box', Bash is probably the sharpest tool in your toolbox. In nearly all GNU/Linux Distros Bash is the default shell. Most Unix Distributions also have Bash as default."

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