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Linux and Unix Shell Programming by David Tansley

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Chapter 16. Introduction to shell scripts

A shell script may contain one or contain several commands; there is no rule. Then why use a script for a couple of commands? You don’t have to if you don’t want to.

In this chapter we will cover:

  • reasons for using a shell script;

  • basic components of a shell script; and

  • how to run a shell script.

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