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Shell scripting for system administrators: the basics

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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Created by sockpuppet 5 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 13 weeks ago
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How to Use Conditions In Shell Scripts

One of the most important tasks for a Linux administrator to achieve in shell scripting is to test for information you need to know. Conditions is a way to test for one thing and if that is true then take one action and if it is not true take a different action. This tutorial, with illustrations, will help you start writing conditions to test for the information you need.

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Intro to Shell Programming: Writing a Simple Web Gallery

So you're not a programmer, you say? If you can string a few shell commands together, it's not much of a step from there to programming. To demonstrate that, I'll take you through the steps of writing a very simple web gallery script: one that will take your images and build a little web page to show them off.

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Created by anna 6 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 35 weeks ago
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Saving my sanity with Zenity : shell script interaction via the GUI

Whilst an increasing number of recent converts are avoiding it (and I don't blame them really), the shell is still a key tool for the majority of GNU/Linux users. Shell scripts are knocked-up, shared and deployed in all sorts of circumstances - some simply time-saving, others life-saving.

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Patterns and string processing in shell scripts

Shell programming is heavily dependent on string processing. The term string is used generically to refer to any sequence of characters; typical examples of strings might be a line of input or a single argument to a command. Users enter responses to prompts, file names are generated, and commands produce output.

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Created by the_borg10001101 6 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 46 weeks ago
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