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Great Bash will teach you the fundamentals of bash shell programming, beginning with simple shell scripts and progressing to complex, automated system administration and file management tasks. You'll also get a firm handle on control structures and the decision-making abilities of the bash environment. By the time you're done, you'll have written more than twenty complex shell scripts, and interacted with the rest of your file system.

Throughout the course, you'll learn how to think like a shell programmer. Without compilation or in many cases, strict security constraints, shell programmers have an immense amount of power at their fingertips. You'll build in error checking and learn when to ask for input, and when to take control and just do something. Throughout it all, you'll get a handle on best practices, as you learn from Carl Albing, a seasoned scripting pro.


On Aug 26 Pietro Di Bello wrote:
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On Jul 20 Bobbie Eicher wrote:
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On Apr 9 Matt Hulse wrote: Review: Great Bash (Video) [updated]
Bash is an essential tool that is often overlooked since it is most often the vehicle for running other code. I received a free copy of the video "Great Bash" as a part of the O'Reilly blogger review program and here is my take on it. Full Review  >

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On Mar 7 Jeffery Rine wrote: Great Bash
The video, Great Bash, by Carl Albing will have you writing shell scripts from the beginning, with increasing complexity as the video progresses. I found this video to be very helpful in learning the basics of shell scripting. Full Review  >

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On Feb 7 Surachart Opun wrote: Learn bash shell with "Great Bash"
What is Bash? Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, for the gnu operating system. The name is an acronym for the "Bourne-Again SHell", a pun on Stephen Bourne, the author of the direct ancestor of the current Unix shell sh, which appeared in the Seventh Edition Bell Labs Research version of Unix... Full Review  >

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