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Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial - A Beginner's handbook:About

Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial - A Beginner's
handbook:About
This document is Copyright (C) 1999-2009 by Vivek Gite [1] and its contributors. Some rights reserved.

Audience
This book is for students and Linux System Administrators. It provides the skills to read, write, and debug Linux
shell scripts using bash shell. The book begins by describing Linux and simple scripts to automate frequently
executed commands and continues by describing conditional logic, user interaction, loops, menus, traps, and
functions. Finally, book covers various sys admin related scripts such as making a backup, using cron jobs, writing
interactive tools, web based tools, remote login, ftp and database backup related scripts. This book is intended for
Linux system administrators or students who have mastered the basics of a Linux Operating System. You should be
able to:
• Login to local or remote Linux system.
• Use basic Linux commands, such as cp, mv, rm, man,less, chmod and others.
• Create and edit text files in vi or any other text editor.
• GUI is not required except for interactive GTK+ based GUI scripts.

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