Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook - Third Edition Free eBook

Do amazing things with the shell

The shell is the most powerful tool your computer provides. Despite having it at their fingertips, many users are unaware of how much the shell can accomplish.

Using the shell, you can generate databases and web pages from sets of files, automate monotonous admin tasks such as system backups, monitor your system's health and activity, identify network bottlenecks and system resource hogs, and more. This book will show you how to do all this and much more.

What You Will Learn:

  • Write shell scripts to mine and process data from the Web
  • Automate system backups and other repetitive tasks with crontab
  • Create, compress, and encrypt archives of your critical data
  • Configure and monitor Ethernet and wireless networks
  • Monitor and log network and system activity
  • Improve your system's security
  • Identify resource hogs and network bottlenecks
  • Extract audio from video files
  • Create web photo albums
  • Use git or fossil to manage revision control and interact with FOSS projects
  • Create and maintain Linux containers and Virtual Machines
  • Run a private Cloud server
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