Master the complexities of Bash shell scripting and unlock the power of shell for your enterprise About This Book Identify the high level steps such as verifying user input, using command lines and conditional statements in creating and executing simple shell scripts Create and edit dynamic shell scripts to manage complex and repetitive tasks Learn about scripting in Perl and programming in Python as a BASH scripting alternative with this practical, step-by-step guide Who This Book Is For Mastering Linux Shell Scripting has been written for Linux administrators who want to automate tasks in their daily lives, saving time and effort. You'll need to have command-line experience and be familiar with the tasks that you need to automate. What You Will Learn Use the type command to identify the order of command evaluation Create interactive scripts that prompt for user input Foster menu structures for operators with little command-line experience Develop scripts that dynamically edit web configuration files to produce a new virtual host Write scripts that use AWK to search and reports on log files Draft effective scripts using functions as building blocks, reducing maintenance and build time Make informed choices by comparing different script languages such as Perl and Python with BASH In Detail Shell scripting is a quick method to prototype a complex application or a problem by automating tasks when working on Linux-based systems. Using both simple one-line commands and command sequences complex problems can be solved with ease, from text processing to backing up sysadmin tools. In this book, you'll discover everything you need to know to master shell scripting and make informed choices about the elements you employ. Get to grips with the fundamentals of creating and running a script in normal mode, and in debug mode. Learn about various conditional statements' code snippets, and realize the power of repetition and loops in your shell script. Implement functions and edit files using the Stream Editor, script in Perl, program in Python – as well as complete coverage of other scripting languages to ensure you can choose the best tool for your project. Style and approach The book will capture your attention and keep you engaged with the simplicity and clarity of each explanation. Every step is accompanied with screen captures so you can cross-check the results before moving on.
Master the complexities of Bash shell scripting and unlock the power of shell for your enterprise Key Features Identify high-level steps such as verifying user input Using the command line and conditional statements in creating/executing simple shell scripts Create and edit dynamic shell scripts to manage complex and repetitive tasks Leverage the command-line to bypass GUI and automate common tasks Book Description In this book, you’ll discover everything you need to know to master shell scripting and make informed choices about the elements you employ. Grab your favorite editor and start writing your best Bash scripts step by step. Get to grips with the fundamentals of creating and running a script in normal mode, and in debug mode. Learn about various conditional statements' code snippets, and realize the power of repetition and loops in your shell script. You will also learn to write complex shell scripts. This book will also deep dive into file system administration, directories, and system administration like networking, process management, user authentications, and package installation and regular expressions. Towards the end of the book, you will learn how to use Python as a BASH Scripting alternative. By the end of this book, you will know shell scripts at the snap of your fingers and will be able to automate and communicate with your system with keyboard expressions. What you will learn Make, execute, and debug your first Bash script Create interactive scripts that prompt for user input Foster menu structures for operators with little command-line experience Develop scripts that dynamically edit web configuration files to produce a new virtual host Write scripts that use AWK to search and reports on log files Draft effective scripts using functions as building blocks, reducing maintenance and build time Make informed choices by comparing different script languages such as Python with BASH Who this book is for If you are a Linux administrator or a system administrator and are interested in automating tasks in your daily lives, saving time and effort, this book is for you. Basic shell scripting and command-line experience will be required. Familiarity with the tasks you need to automate will be helpful.
UNIX expert Randal K. Michael guides you through every detail of writing shell scripts to automate specific tasks. Each chapter begins with a typical, everyday UNIX challenge, then shows you how to take basic syntax and turn it into a shell scripting solution. Covering Bash, Bourne, and Korn shell scripting, this updated edition provides complete shell scripts plus detailed descriptions of each part. UNIX programmers and system administrators can tailor these to build tools that monitor for specific system events and situations, building solid UNIX shell scripting skills to solve real-world system administration problems.
O'Reilly's bestselling book on Linux's bash shell is at it again. Now that Linux is an established player both as a server and on the desktop Learning the bash Shell has been updated and refreshed to account for all the latest changes. Indeed, this third edition serves as the most valuable guide yet to the bash shell. As any good programmer knows, the first thing users of the Linux operating system come face to face with is the shell the UNIX term for a user interface to the system. In other words, it's what lets you communicate with the computer via the keyboard and display. Mastering the bash shell might sound fairly simple but it isn't. In truth, there are many complexities that need careful explanation, which is just what Learning the bash Shell provides. If you are new to shell programming, the book provides an excellent introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most advanced features. And if you've been writing shell scripts for years, it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. Learning the bash Shell is also full of practical examples of shell commands and programs that will make everyday use of Linux that much easier. With this book, programmers will learn: How to install bash as your login shell The basics of interactive shell use, including UNIX file and directory structures, standard I/O, and background jobs Command line editing, history substitution, and key bindings How to customize your shell environment without programming The nuts and bolts of basic shell programming, flow control structures, command-line options and typed variables Process handling, from job control to processes, coroutines and subshells Debugging techniques, such as trace and verbose modes Techniques for implementing system-wide shell customization and features related to system security
Reguläre Ausdrücke sind ein leistungsstarkes Mittel zur Verarbeitung von Texten und Daten. Wenn Sie reguläre Ausdrücke noch nicht kennen, wird Ihnen dieses Buch eine ganz neue Welt eröffnen. Aufgrund der ausgesprochen detaillierten und tiefgründigen Behandlung des Themas ist dieses Buch aber auch für Experten eine wahre Trouvaille. Die neue Auflage dieses anerkannten Standardwerks behandelt jetzt auch die Unterstützung regulärer Ausdrücke in PHP sowie Suns java.util.regex. Der klare und unterhaltsame Stil des Buchs hat schon Tausenden von Programmierern das an sich trockene Thema nähergebracht, und mit den vielen Beispielen zu Problemen aus dem Programmieralltag ist Reguläre Ausdrücke eine praktische Hilfe bei der täglichen Arbeit. Reguläre Ausdrücke sind überall Sie sind standardmäßig in Perl, PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, VB.NET und C# (und allen Sprachen des .NET-Frameworks) sowie anderen Programmiersprachen und Werkzeugen eingebaut. Dieses Buch geht detailliert auf die Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten bei der Behandlung regulärer Ausdrücke in diesen Sprachen und Werkzeugen ein. Besonders ausführlich werden die Regex-Features von Perl, Java, PHP und .NET behandelt. Reguläre Ausdrücke sind mächtig Reguläre Ausdrücke sind sehr leistungsfähig und flexibel. Dennoch bleibt ihre Anwendung oft unter ihren Möglichkeiten. Mit regulären Ausdrücken können Sie komplexe und subtile Textbearbeitungsprobleme lösen, von denen Sie vielleicht nie vermutet hätten, daß sie sich automatisieren lassen. Reguläre Ausdrücke ersparen Ihnen Arbeit und Ärger, und viele Probleme lassen sich mit ihnen auf elegante Weise lösen. Reguläre Ausdrücke sind anspruchsvoll Was in der Hand von Experten eine sehr nützliche Fähigkeit ist, kann sich als Stolperstein für Ungeübte herausstellen. Dieses Buch zeigt einen Weg durch das unwägbare Gebiet und hilft Ihnen, selbst Experte zu werden. Wenn Sie die regulären Ausdrücke beherrschen, werden sie zu einem unverzichtbaren Teil Ihres Werkzeugkastens. Sie werden sich fragen, wie Sie je ohne sie arbeiten konnten.
Encouraging hands-on practice, Mastering Linux provides a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to Linux concepts, usage, and programming. Through a set of carefully selected topics and practical examples, the book imparts a sound understanding of operating system concepts and shows how to use Linux effectively. Ready-to-Use Examples Offer Immediate Access to Practical Applications After a primer on the fundamentals, the text covers user interfaces, commands and filters, Bash Shell scripting, the file system, networking and Internet use, and kernel system calls. It presents many examples and complete programs ready to run on your Linux system. Each chapter includes a summary and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty. Web Resource The companion website at offers a host of ancillary materials. Along with links to numerous resources, it includes appendices on SSH and SFTP, VIM, text editing with Vi, and the emacs editor. The site also provides a complete example code package for download. Master the Linux Operating System Toolbox This book enables you to leverage the capabilities and power of the Linux system more effectively. Going beyond this, it can help you write programs at the shell and C levels—encouraging you to build new custom tools for applications and R&D.
Break through the practice of writing tedious code with shell scripts Key Features Learn to impeccably build shell scripts and develop advanced applications Create smart solutions by writing and debugging scripts A step-by-step tutorial to automate routine tasks by developing scripts Book Description Linux is the most powerful and universally adopted OS. Shell is a program that gives the user direct interaction with the operating system. Scripts are collections of commands that are stored in a file. The shell reads this file and acts on commands as if they were typed on the keyboard. Learning Linux Shell Scripting covers Bash, GNU Bourne Again Shell, preparing you to work in the exciting world of Linux shell scripting. CentOS is a popular rpm-based stable and secured Linux distribution. Therefore, we have used CentOS distribution instead of Ubuntu distribution. Linux Shell Scripting is independent of Linux distributions, but we have covered both types of distros. We start with an introduction to the Shell environment and basic commands used. Next, we explore process management in Linux OS, real-world essentials such as debugging and perform Shell arithmetic fluently. You'll then take a step ahead and learn new and advanced topics in Shell scripting, such as decision making, starting up a system, and customizing a Linux environment. You will also learn about grep, stream editor, and AWK, which are very powerful text filters and editors. Finally, you'll get to grips with taking backup, using other language scripts in Shell Scripts as well as automating database administration tasks for MySQL and Oracle. By the end of this book, you will be able to confidently use your own shell scripts in the real world. What you will learn Familiarize yourself with the various text filtering tools available in Linux Understand expressions and variables and how to use them practically Automate decision-making and save a lot of time and effort of revisiting code Get to grips with advanced functionality such as using traps, dialogs to develop screens & Database administration such as MySQL or Oracle Start up a system and customize a Linux system Taking backup of local or remote data or important files. Use existing other language scripts such as Python, Perl & Ruby in Shell Scripts Who this book is for Learning Linux Shell Scripting is ideal for those who are proficient at working with Linux and want to learn about shell scripting to improve their efficiency and practical skills.
Your one stop guide to making the most out of Bash programming About This Book From roots to leaves, learn how to program in Bash and automate daily tasks, pouring some spice in your scripts Daemonize a script and make a real service of it, ensuring it's available at any time to process user-fed data or commands This book provides functional examples that show you practical applications of commands Who This Book Is For If you're a power user or system administrator involved in writing Bash scripts to automate tasks, then this book is for you. This book is also ideal for advanced users who are engaged in complex daily tasks. What You Will Learn Understand Bash right from the basics and progress to an advanced level Customise your environment and automate system routine tasks Write structured scripts and create a command-line interface for your scripts Understand arrays, menus, and functions Securely execute remote commands using ssh Write Nagios plugins to automate your infrastructure checks Interact with web services, and a Slack notification script Find out how to execute subshells and take advantage of parallelism Explore inter-process communication and write your own daemon In Detail System administration is an everyday effort that involves a lot of tedious tasks, and devious pits. Knowing your environment is the key to unleashing the most powerful solution that will make your life easy as an administrator, and show you the path to new heights. Bash is your Swiss army knife to set up your working or home environment as you want, when you want. This book will enable you to customize your system step by step, making your own real, virtual, home out of it. The journey will take you swiftly through the basis of the shell programming in Bash to more interesting and challenging tasks. You will be introduced to one of the most famous open source monitoring systems—Nagios, and write complex programs with it in any languages. You'll see how to perform checks on your sites and applications. Moving on, you'll discover how to write your own daemons so you can create your services and take advantage of inter-process communication to let your scripts talk to each other. So, despite these being everyday tasks, you'll have a lot of fun on the way. By the end of the book, you will have gained advanced knowledge of Bash that will help you automate routine tasks and manage your systems. Style and approach This book presents step-by-step instructions and expert advice on working with Bash and writing scripts. Starting from the basics, this book serves as a reference manual where you can find handy solutions and advice to make your scripts flexible and powerful.
Market_Desc: · Computer science professionals, serious shell scripters and UNIX gurus who need to understand how the different shell environments work and how to automate specific tasks that are repetitive or reoccurring· Students Special Features: · Scripting books as a whole have very respectable Bookscan weekly sell through, averaging 50 copies per week for the top 5· 2e includes 50% modified material and 15% new material. Linux is greatly expanded in this new edition as the BASH shell is covered with complete end-to-end shell scripting examples· Covers top four flavors of UNIX: AIX, HP-UX, Linux and Solaris· Designed to teach people how to solve real-world problems, not just a shell scripting book· Revision includes a solution in KORN shell and BASH shell for most of the shell scripts and two new chapters to meet the needs of applications programmers for working w/record files in preparation for government audits: Working with Record Files and Those Pesky Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audits· A test bank and end of chapter questions provide value-add for college courses About The Book: The book is broken down into three sections to better cover material by user group. Part one begins with the basics of shell scripting. Part two is targeted at System Analysts, Program Testers and Programmer Analysts. Two new chapters have been added Working with Record Files and Those Pesky Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Audits . Application programmers have specific needs for working with record files and need scripts to meet the needs of auditors. Part three is specifically targeted at Systems Administrators and the UNIX guru.
Praise for the First Edition: "This outstanding book ... gives the reader robust concepts and implementable knowledge of this environment. Graphical user interface (GUI)-based users and developers do not get short shrift, despite the command-line interface’s (CLI) full-power treatment. ... Every programmer should read the introduction’s Unix/Linux philosophy section. ... This authoritative and exceptionally well-constructed book has my highest recommendation. It will repay careful and recursive study." --Computing Reviews, August 2011 Mastering Modern Linux, Second Edition retains much of the good material from the previous edition, with extensive updates and new topics added. The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Linux concepts, usage, and programming. The text helps the reader master Linux with a well-selected set of topics, and encourages hands-on practice. The first part of the textbook covers interactive use of Linux via the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the Command-Line Interface (CLI), including comprehensive treatment of the Gnome desktop and the Bash Shell. Using different apps, commands and filters, building pipelines, and matching patterns with regular expressions are major focuses. Next comes Bash scripting, file system structure, organization, and usage. The following chapters present networking, the Internet and the Web, data encryption, basic system admin, as well as Web hosting. The Linux Apache MySQL/MariaDB PHP (LAMP) Web hosting combination is also presented in depth. In the last part of the book, attention is turned to C-level programming. Topics covered include the C compiler, preprocessor, debugger, I/O, file manipulation, process control, inter-process communication, and networking. The book includes many examples and complete programs ready to download and run. A summary and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty can be found at the end of each chapter. A companion website ( provides appendices, information updates, an example code package, and other resources for instructors, as well as students.
Create and maintain powerful Bash scripts for automation and administration. Key Features 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 Book Description 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. What you will learn 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 Who this book is for This book targets new and existing Linux system administrators, Windows system administrators or developers who are interested in automating administrative tasks. No prior shell scripting experience is needed but in case you do this book will make a pro quickly. Readers should have a basic understanding of the command line.
The key to mastering any Unix system, especially Linux and Mac OS X, is a thorough knowledge of shell scripting. Scripting is a way to harness and customize the power of any Unix system, and it's an essential skill for any Unix users, including system administrators and professional OS X developers. But beneath this simple promise lies a treacherous ocean of variations in Unix commands and standards. bash Cookbook teaches shell scripting the way Unix masters practice the craft. It presents a variety of recipes and tricks for all levels of shell programmers so that anyone can become a proficient user of the most common Unix shell -- the bash shell -- and cygwin or other popular Unix emulation packages. Packed full of useful scripts, along with examples that explain how to create better scripts, this new cookbook gives professionals and power users everything they need to automate routine tasks and enable them to truly manage their systems -- rather than have their systems manage them.
Linux ist längst nicht mehr ein Betriebssystem für Nerds, sondern hat sich mittlerweile einen Namen als ernstzunehmende Alternative zu Microsoft Windows gemacht. Lernen Sie in diesem Buch alles Wissenswerte für Ihr Rendezvous mit dem Pinguin: von der Installation auf Ihrem Rechner, über die Entscheidung für den GNOME- oder den KDE-Desktop bis hin zur Arbeit mit der Shell. Richard Blum zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie sich in Dateien und Ordnern zurechtfinden, wie Sie Programme installieren und deinstallieren und wie Sie mit Linux ins Internet kommen. Außerdem erklärt er die wichtigsten Anwendungen unter Linux wie das Office-Paket und das Bildverarbeitungsprogramm GIMP. Auf der beiliegenden DVD finden Sie Komplett-Distributionen von openSUSE 11.3, Live-Versionen von openSUSE 11.3 (KDE und GNOME) sowie Live-Versionen von Ubuntu 10.04.
This book is for you if you can create directories, edit files, write a simple shell script, write a C program, or if you use UNIX and no longer get lost making your way through the system. The book's broad and concise coverage of the UNIX system includes: utilities, administration, software development, networking, and internal operation. The book will help you solve many problems in: writing shell scripts that solve data manipulation tasks; how to connect your UNIX workstation to a network; how to use UNIX utilities to find "lost" files; create user accounts; manage a network computer with NFS, NIS, and DNS; debug and monitor a network; efficiently develop software on UNIX systems; write a graphical program for the X Window System; and secure and monitor your UNIX system. Intended readers include programmers, system administrators, and hobbyists (particularly those trying to run Linux on their home computers).

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