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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Lesson 14. Shell Scripting Fundamentals

In this lesson, you will learn about the shell and the process of shell scripting to help you automate tasks.

In this chapter, we will cover shell scripting, and really expose some of Unix's true power. We have mentioned shell scripting often in this book, touching upon the subject in almost every lesson and now we finally discuss it. As you may expect, the first lesson in the book could not be on scripting, as you wouldn't know how to log in, what commands you could script with, and all the little odds and ends that are required to build a script. You now have a better understanding, however, as we just had three lessons covering processes, input and output (I/O) control, and regular expressions (REs). ...

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