Learn Linux Shell Scripting - Fundamentals of Bash 4.4: A comprehensive guide to automating administrative tasks with the Bash shell

Author:   Sebastiaan Tammer
Publisher:   Packt Publishing Limited
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9781788995597


Pages:   452
Publication Date:   31 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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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 DescriptionShell 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 forThis 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.

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Author:   Sebastiaan Tammer
Publisher:   Packt Publishing Limited
Imprint:   Packt Publishing Limited
ISBN:  

9781788995597


ISBN 10:   1788995597
Pages:   452
Publication Date:   31 December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Introduction Setting up your local environment Choosing the right tools The Linux filesystem Understanding the Linux permissions scheme File manipulation Hello World! Variables and user input Error checking and handling Regular expressions Conditional testing and scripting loops Using pipes and redirection in scripts Functions Scheduling and logging Parsing Bash script arguments with getopts Bash parameter substitution and expansion Tips & tricks (with cheat sheet)

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Sebastiaan Tammer is a Linux enthusiast from the Netherlands. After attaining his BSc in information sciences, he graduated with an MSc in business informatics, both from Utrecht University. His professional career started in Java development, before he pivoted into a Linux opportunity. Because of this dual background, he feels most at home in a DevOps environment. Besides working extensively with technologies such as Puppet, Chef, Docker, and Kubernetes, he has also attained the RHCE and OSCP certificates. He spends a lot of time in and around Bash. Whether it is creating complex scripting solutions or just automating simple tasks, there is hardly anything he hasn't done with Bash!

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