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  • Understand the basics of Bash shell scripting on a Linux system
  • Acquire a working knowledge of how redirections and pipes interact
  • Retrieve and parse input or output for any command
  • Automate tasks such as data collection and creating and applying a patch
  • Create a script that acts like a program with different features
  • Customize your Bash shell and discover neat tricks to extend your programs
  • Compile and install shell and log commands on your system's console using Syslog

In Linux, one of the most commonly used and most powerful tools is the Bash shell. With its collection of engaging recipes, Bash solutions takes you through a series of exercises designed to teach you how to effectively use the Bash shell in order to create and execute your own scripts. The course starts by introducing you to the basics of using the Bash shell, and teaching you the fundamentals of generating any input from a command. With the help of a number of exercises, you will get to grips with automating daily tasks for sysadmins and power users. Once you have a hands-on understanding of the subject, you will move on to exploring more advanced projects that can solve real-world problems comprehensively on a Linux system. In addition to this, you will discover projects such as creating an application with a menu, beginning scripts on startup, parsing and displaying human-readable information, and executing remote commands with authentication using self-generated Secure Shell (SSH) keys. By the end of this course, you will have gained significant experience in solving real-world problems, from automating routine tasks to managing your systems and creating your own scripts.

All the code and supporting files for this course are available on Github at

Style and Approach

This video course introduces several key concepts of the Bash scripting language that you will need to master to begin writing functional scripts. Starting with input/output and string manipulation, the course moves progressively toward writing an application or daemon, using scripts for system/user tasks, and finally creating several unique mini-projects. Filled with best practices and tricks, this course provides you with everything possible to save you time and help you get things done easily on any Linux system.

  • Automate tedious and repetitive tasks
  • Create several novel applications ranging from a simple IRC logger to a Web Scraper
  • Manage your system efficiently by becoming a seasoned Bash user
Course Length 3 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781789803648
Date Of Publication 31 Oct 2018


Ganesh Sanjiv Naik

Ganesh Sanjiv Naik is an author, consultant, and corporate trainer in the fields of AI, data science, machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), and embedded Linux in relation to product development. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in information technology. Ganesh has a passion and a deep desire for teaching. He has trained 2,000+ engineers in Linux and Android product development. He has worked as a corporate trainer for the ISRO, Intel, GE, Samsung, Motorola, Penang Skill Development Center (Malaysia), and various companies in Singapore, Malaysia, and India. He has started a company called Levana Technologies, which works in AI, machine learning, and data science, providing training, projects, and consultancy activities.

Ron Brash

Ron Brash is the CTO and co-founder of a successful technology consultancy company that provides services in a multitude of domains, but primarily in FOSS and Linux. For over 7 years, he has worked on embedded systems, which provide security and network connectivity in industrial control systems and SCADA networks, all running an optimized embedded Linux. He participates regularly at FOSS and community events, providing feedback and mini-seminars where appropriate. He loves to share his knowledge.