PLUG Meetings

March Meeting (Meeting Archive 2016)

The meeting on 30th March 2016 is on the topic Writing shell scripts.

Introduction to writing scripts using the BASH shell scripting language

Writing BASH shell scripts

Follwing on from February's session on using terminals and the working at the "command line", we'll have a look at writing shell scripts.

Shell scripts allow you to combine shell commands and output from command line programs to create new programs, to automate frequently used processes, or to simpify complex commands.  They can also be used for task that can be schedules to run automatically at given intervals.

In this session we'll have a hands-on session creating some shell scripts using the BASH command shell.  The BASH command line interpreter is a very common "shells" used on Linux systems.