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Shell scripting for system administrators: the basics

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For system administrators shell scripting can be a very useful way to drastically improve workflow. Join Swayam Prakasha to find out how you can employ some fundemental tips and techniques to make your life easier…

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Programming is Hard, Let's Go Scripting...

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I think, to most people, scripting is a lot like obscenity. I can't define it, but I'll know it when I see it. Here are some common memes floating around

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With iterpipes, python is ready to replace bash for scripting. Really.

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This has been a pet peeve of mine for years: programming shell scripts suck. They are ugly and error prone. The only reason why we still do it? There is no real replacement. Or at least that was the case, until today.

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Looping the Easy Way

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The seq command doesn't do a lot, but it saves a lot of annoying little issues in scripts

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Bash Shell Scripting Online Course

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Scripts are files that contain shell commands which may be short or can be very complex. Scripts just make it easier because you can invoke one command to run all of the commands in the script. Here instead of using 8 separate commands you can use one command to execute all of them.

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Scripting the Vim editor, Part 1: Variables, values, and expressions

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Vimscript is a mechanism for reshaping and extending the Vim editor. Scripting allows you to create new tools, simplify common tasks, and even redesign and replace existing editor features. This article (the first in a series) introduces the fundamental components of the Vimscript programming language: values, variables, expressions, statements, functions, and commands.

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Uzbl: a browser that follows the UNIX philosophy

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Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.
* Very minimal graphical interface. You only see what you need
* what is not browsing, is not in uzbl. Things like url changing, loading/saving of bookmarks, saving history, downloads... are handled through external scripts that you write

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Why another scripting language for the desktop?

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Stuart Langridge recently wrote about a new scripting language he was developing for the desktop...His idea is that you design a very simple language to access D-BUS resources to allow people to connect those resources in a simple way "without knowing how to program". This request pops up quite a lot: To provide scripting to the masses so to speak.

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10 Tips for Writing Efficient Bash Scripts

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Bash is the default command line interface for many Linux distributions and a powerful scripting language. Here are some suggestions that will keep your Bash scripts efficient and lean. Feel free to comment with your own suggestions.

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The watch command

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The "watch" command is a handy little program in Linux, what are some of the ones you use that may not be so common to everyone?

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Five Nifty Ubiquity Scripts

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The extensible and open nature of Ubiquity means that you can easily expand its functionality by installing additional scripts that add new commands. There are dozens of Ubiquity scripts floating on the Web, but here are a few that you might find particularly useful.

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Scripting for the Desktop with Plasma in KDE 4

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Three are three audiences: libplasma, ninjas and myspacers. Whole areas of Plasma library are designed around the eventual use cases for interpreted languages. The new widget programming interface for KDE 4.1 was designed 100% for the foundation of sane interpreted languages API exporting.

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Four ways to extract the current directory name

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When you're programming a shell script, you often only need the current directory name, not the whole path that the pwd command returns. Here are four ways you can extract only the current directory.

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Work the Shell - 007's Favorite Game: "Baccarat"?

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Well, I can't create a casino as a shell script, and I certainly can't create either a secret agent or a gorgeous female sidekick, but I can create a Baccarat game as a shell script. Heck, it's probably the first time anyone's even attempted it!

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