Enhancing learning with simple scripts

Our scripts are still a little trivial and we have not looked at conditional statements, so we can test for correct input, but let's take a look at some simple scripts that we can build with some functionality.

Backing-up with scripts

Now that we have created some scripts, we may want to back these up in a different location. If we create a script to prompt us, we can choose the location and the type of files that we want to backup.

Consider the following script for your first practice. Create the script and name it as $HOME/backup.sh:

#!/bin/bash # Author: @theurbanpenguin # Web: www.theurbapenguin.com # Script to prompt to back up files and location # The files will be search on from the user's home # directory ...

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