Learn Linux Shell Scripting - Fundamentals of Bash 4.4

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  • Understand Linux and Bash basics as well as shell scripting fundamentals
  • Learn to write simple shell scripts that interact with Linux operating system
  • Build, maintain, and deploy scripts in a Linux environment
  • Learn best practices for writing shell scripts
  • Avoid common pitfalls associated with Bash scripting
  • Gain experience and the right toolset to write your own complex shell scripts

Shell scripts allow us to program commands in chains and have the system execute them as a scripted event, just like batch files. This book will start with an overview of Linux and Bash shell scripting, and then quickly deep dive into helping you set up your local environment, before introducing you to tools that are used to write shell scripts. The next set of chapters will focus on helping you understand Linux under the hood and what Bash provides the user. Soon, you will have embarked on your journey along the command line.

You will now begin writing actual scripts instead of commands, and will be introduced to practical applications for scripts. The final set of chapters will deep dive into the more advanced topics in shell scripting. These advanced topics will take you from simple scripts to reusable, valuable programs that exist in the real world. The final chapter will leave you with some handy tips and tricks and, as regards the most frequently used commands, a cheat sheet containing the most interesting flags and options will also be provided.

After completing this book, you should feel confident about starting your own shell scripting projects, no matter how simple or complex the task previously seemed. We aim to teach you how to script and what to consider, to complement the clear-cut patterns that you can use in your daily scripting challenges.

  • Get up and running with Linux shell scripting using real-world examples
  • Leverage command-line techniques and methodologies to automate common yet complex administration tasks
  • A practical guide with exposure to scripting constructs and common scripting patterns
Page Count 452
Course Length 13 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781788995597
Date Of Publication 31 Dec 2018


Sebastiaan Tammer

Sebastiaan Tammer is a Linux enthusiast from The Netherlands. After attaining his BSc in Information Sciences, he graduated with a MSc in Business Informatics, both from Utrecht University. His professional career started in Java development, before he pivoted into a Linux opportunity. Because of this dual background, he feels most at home in a DevOps environment.

Besides working extensively with a number of technologies such as Puppet, Chef, Docker and Kubernetes, Sebastiaan has also attained the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certificates. But most importantly, he spends a lot of time in and around his terminal of choice: Bash. Whether it is creating complex scripting solutions or just automating simple tasks, there is hardly anything he hasn’t done with Bash!