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During this Bash Shell Programming 4 Day Workshop intensive training students learn to read, write, and debug shell scripts, thus increasing productivity by taking full advantage of the BashShell. Approximately 70% of this course is spent on varied lab exercises from simple to more complex scripting.
If you have any questions or doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites for this course, or indeed are wondering which course best suits you, please contact us to discuss your suitability for course attendance.
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1. Course Introduction
Using the Workbook
Suggested References and Reading
2. UNIX Processes
What is a Process?
The ps Utility
Options to the ps Utility
Background Commands (&)
Killing Background Processes
Redirecting the Standard Error
3. Getting Started
What is a Shell?
Specifying the Script’s Interpreter
The PATH Environment Variable
The read Command
The export Command
The Shell Environment
5. The Login Process
The Login Process
The System Profile Script
Your .bash_profile Script
The . Command
6. Conditional Statements
The Exit Status of Commands
Command Line Examples
The test Command
The if-then-else Construct
The elif Construct
The for Loop
The while Loop
break and continue
Reading Lines From Files
Using Arrays with Loops
8. Special Variables
$$ – PID of Shell
$# – Number of Arguments
$* – All Arguments
The shift Command
The set Command
9. Quoting Mechanisms
Single vs. Double Quotes
What is a Here Document?
Using a Here Document
Here Document Quoting
Ignoring Leading Tabs
Passing Arguments to Functions
Returning Values from Functions
11. Advanced Programming
The select Statement
Terminal Independence in Scripts
The eval Command
12. Debugging Techniques
Using Standard Error
Options for Debugging
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