Covering all major platforms-Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows-this guide shows programmers and power users how to customize an operating system, automate commands, and simplify administration tasks using shell scripts Offers complete shell-scripting instructions, robust code examples, and full scripts for OS customization Covers shells as a user interface, basic scripting techniques, script editing and debugging, graphing data, and simplifying administrative tasks In addition to Unix and Linux scripting, the book covers the latest Windows scripting techniques and offers a complete tutorial on Mac OS X scripting, including detailed coverage of mobile file systems, legacy applications, Mac text editors, video captures, and the Mac OS X Open Scripting Architecture
Provides shell scripting recipes that can be modified for a variety of environments and situations and looks at the theory of shell programming, file and text control, and variables.
Portable shell scripting is the future of modern Linux, OS X, and Unix command–line access. Beginning Portable Shell Scripting: From Novice to Professional teaches shell scripting by using the common core of most shells and expands those principles to all of scripting. You will learn about portable scripting and how to use the same syntax and design principles for all shells. You’ll discover about the interaction between shells and other scripting languages like Ruby and Python, and everything you learn will be shown in context for Linux, OS X, bash, and AppleScript. What you’ll learn This book will prime you on not just shell scripting, but also the modern context of portable shell scripting. You will learn The core Linux/OS X shell constructs from a portability point of view How to write scripts that write other scripts, and how to write macros and debug them How to write and design shell script portably from the ground up How to use programmable utilities and their inherent portability to your advantage, while pinpointing potential traps Pulling everything together, how to engineer scripts that play well with Python and Ruby, and even run on embedded systems Who this book is for This book is for system administrators, programmers, and testers working across Linux, OS X, and the Unix command line. Table of Contents Introduction to Shell Scripting Patterns and Regular Expressions Basic Shell Scripting Core Shell Features Explained Shells Within Shells Invocation and Execution Shell Language Portability Utility Portability Bringing It All Together Shell Script Design Mixing and Matching
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.
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.
This book is written in cookbook style and it offers learning through recipes with examples and illustrations. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions about everything necessary to execute a particular task. The book is designed so that you can read it from start to end for beginner's or just open up any chapter and start following the recipes as a reference for advanced users.If you are a beginner or an intermediate user who wants to master the skill of quickly writing scripts to perform various tasks without reading the entire man pages, this book is for you. You can start writing scripts and one-liners by simply looking at the similar recipe and its descriptions without any working knowledge of shell scripting or Linux. Intermediate/advanced users as well as system adminstrators/ developers and programmers can use this book as a reference when they face problems while coding.
With the expert techniques discussed in this book, Oracle database administrators can automate routine tasks to save time and money and better monitor the flow of work. Using shell scripts—an indispensable tool on UIX and Linux—any number of commands can be combined and executed either simultaneously or sequentially. More than 50 working shell scripts for both beginners and experts give Oracle professionals a fantastic head-start on automating their administration duties and are easily modifiable for any environment. Topics include the history of shells and shell scripting, detailed step-by-step instructions on building shell scripts, how to tell when things are working right, and how to effectively monitor the system for failures.
The authoritative guide to Linux command line and shell scripting?completely updated and revised [it's not a guide to Linux as a whole ? just to scripting] The Linux command line allows you to type specific Linux commands directly to the system so that you can easily manipulate files and query system resources, thereby permitting you to automate commonly used functions and even schedule those programs to run automatically. This new edition is packed with new and revised content, reflecting the many changes to new Linux versions, including coverage of alternative shells to the default bash shell. For this edition, the author has teamed up with another Linux expert ? with their shared expertise, they take you beyond the basics of shell scripting and guide you through using shell scripting for higher-level applications that are commonly found in Linux environments. In addition, this edition features a host of real-world examples, so you can see how the scripts work in application. Reflects changes to new Linux versions and covers alternate shells to the default bash shell Offers new chapters on working with file system commands and software installation commands Includes a plethora of real-world examples of advanced shell scripting Shows how to use shell scripts in a graphical desktop environment With Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible you'll learn to manage file systems, install software, write scripts for graphical desktops, work with alternative shells, and more.
Describes how to create and customize shell scrips for UNIX.
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
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.
Filled with over 150 essential, practical recipes that empower Unix users to regain lost timespent creating and testing shell scripts. The majority of scripts included are POSIX-compliantand supported by many of the major shell variants, including Bash, ksh, and sh.Each real-world example recipe follows the same problem-solution structure, meaningcross-referencing is easy and fast. Recipe topics include file conversion (DOS, UNIX, andMac), system administration, resource monitoring, filename management, complex datecalculations, screen control capabilities, and much more. Completely updated for this second edition and taking all the changes of the past tenyears into account, every recipe in this book is now relevant for a modern audience. AuthorsChris Johnson’s and Jayant Varma’s code is clear, direct, and applicable. Add this excellentreference to your library today.
This book is written in a Cookbook style and it offers learning through recipes with examples and illustrations. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions about everything necessary to execute a particular task. The book is designed so that you can read it from start to end for beginners, or just open up any chapter and start following the recipes as a reference for advanced users.If you are a beginner or an intermediate user who wants to master the skill of quickly writing scripts to perform various tasks without reading the entire manual, this book is for you. You can start writing scripts and one-liners by simply looking at the similar recipe and its descriptions without any working knowledge of shell scripting or Linux. Intermediate/advanced users as well as system administrators/ developers and programmers can use this book as a reference when they face problems while coding.
System administrators need libraries of solutions that are ingenious but understandable. They don't want to reinvent the wheel, but they don't want to reinvent filesystem management either! Expert Shell Scripting is the ultimate resource for all working Linux, Unix, and OS X system administrators who would like to have short, succinct, and powerful shell implementations of tricky system scripting tasks. Automating small to medium system management tasks Analyzing system data and editing configuration files Scripting Linux, Unix, and OS X applications using bash, ksh, et al.
A quick and straightforward approach to writing shell scripts to accomplish different types of tasks on a Linux system. About This Book Understand expressions and variables and how to use them practically Familiarize yourself with the various text filtering tools available in Linux A fast-paced and concise guide that gets you well versed with linux shell scripting. Who This Book Is For This book is for both GNU/Linux users who want to do amazing things with the shell and for advanced users looking for ways to make their lives with the shell more productive. What You Will Learn Get acquainted with the basics of a shell script to serve as a refresher for more advanced topics Learn different ways to create and run a script Discuss the passing and verification of parameters, along with the verification of other items. Understand the different forms of conditions and loops, and go over the sleep command in detail Learn about different ways to handle the reporting of return codes Create an interactive script by reading the keyboard and use subroutines and interrupts Create scripts to perform backups and go over the use of encryption tools and checksums Use wget and curl in scripts to get data directly from the Internet In Detail Linux Shell Scripting Bootcamp is all about learning the essentials of script creation, validating parameters, and checking for the existence of files and other items needed by the script. We will use scripts to explore iterative operations using loops and learn different types of loop statements, with their differences. Along with this, we will also create a numbered backup script for backup files. Further, you will get well-versed with how variables work on a Linux system and how they relate to scripts. You'll also learn how to create and call subroutines in a script and create interactive scripts. The most important archive commands, zip and tar, are also discussed for performing backups. Later, you will dive deeper by understanding the use of wget and curl scripts and the use of checksum and file encryption in further chapters. Finally, you will learn how to debug scripts and scripting best practices that will enable you to write a great code every time! By the end of the book, you will be able to write shell scripts that can dig data from the web and process it efficiently. Style and approach This book is all about fast and intensive learning. This means we don't waste time in helping readers get started. The new content is basically about filling in with highly-effective examples to build new things, solving problems in newer and unseen ways, and solving real-world examples.
Shell Scripting Made Easy If you want to learn how to write shell scripts like a pro, solve real-world problems, or automate repetitive and complex tasks, read on. Hello. My name is Jason Cannon and I'm the author of Linux for Beginners, Python Programming for Beginners, and an instructor to thousands of satisfied students. I started my IT career in the late 1990's as a Unix and Linux System Engineer and I'll be sharing my real-world shell scripting and bash programming experience with you throughout this book. By the end of this book you will be able to create shell scripts with ease. You'll learn how to take tedious and repetitive tasks and turn them into programs that will save you time and simplify your life on Linux, Unix, or MAC systems. Here is what you will get and learn by reading this Shell Scripting book: A step-by-step process of writing shell scripts that solve real-world problems. The #1 thing you must do every time you create a shell script. How to quickly find and fix the most shell scripting errors. How to accept input from a user and then make decisions on that input. How to accept and process command line arguments. What special variables are available, how to use them in your shell scripts, and when to do so. A shell script creation check list -- You'll never have to guess what to include in each of your shell scripts again. Just use this simple check list. A shell script template (boilerplate). Use this format for each of your shell scripts. It shows exactly what to include and where everything goes. Eliminate guesswork! Practice exercises with solutions so you can start using what you learn right away. Real-world examples of shell scripts from my personal collection. A download that contains the scripts used in the book and lessons. You'll be able to look at and experiment with everything you're learning. Learn to Program Using Any Shell Scirpting Language What you learn in this book can be applied to any shell, however the focus is on the bash shell and you'll learn some really advanced bash features. Again, whether you're using bash, bourne (sh), KornShell (ksh), C shell (csh), Z shell (zsh), or even the tcsh shell, you'll be able to put what you learn in this book to good use. Perfect for Linux, Unix, Mac and More! Also, you'll be able to use these scripts on any Linux environment including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, Kali Linux and more. You're scripts will even run on other operating systems such as Apple's Mac OS X, Oracle's Solaris, IBM's AIX, HP's HP-UX, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD. Scroll up, click the Buy Now With 1 Click button and get started learning Linux today!
Pro Bash Programming teaches you how to effectively utilize the Bash shell in your programming. The Bash shell is a complete programming language, not merely a glue to combine external Linux commands. By taking full advantage of Shell internals, Shell programs can perform as snappily as utilities written in C or other compiled languages. And you will see how, without assuming Unix lore, you can write professional Bash 4.3 programs through standard programming techniques. This second edition has updated for Bash 4.3, and many scripts have been rewritten to make them more idiomatically Bash, taking better advantage of features specific to Bash. It is easy to read, understand, and will teach you how to get to grips with Bash programming without drowning you in pages and pages of syntax. Using this book you will be able to use the shell efficiently, make scripts run faster using expansion and external commands, and understand how to overcome many common mistakes that cause scripts to fail. This book is perfect for all beginning Linux and Unix system administrators who want to be in full control of their systems, and really get to grips with Bash programming.
This useful, how-to book features a collection of useful shell scripts that solve problems and help UNIX and Linux users customize their computing environment.