Linux Shell Script: Tips and Tricks

Posted by naheeds on Apr 18, 2011 8:57 AM EDT
Packt Pub; By Sarath Lakshman
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GNU/Linux is a remarkable operating system that comes with a complete development environment that is stable, reliable, and extremely powerful. The shell, being the native interface to communicate with the operating system, is capable of controlling the entire operating system. An understanding of shell scripting helps you to have better awareness of the operating system and helps you to automate most of the manual tasks with a few lines of script, saving you an enormous amount of time. Shell scripts can work with many external command-line utilities for tasks such as querying information, easy text manipulation, scheduling task running times, preparing reports, sending mails, and so on. There are numerous commands on the GNU/Linux shell, which are documented but hard to understand.

In this article we will take a look at some of the tips and tricks on working with Linux Shell Script.

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