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Bash Cookbook: Leverage Bash scripting to automate daily tasks and improve productivity

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Bash Cookbook: Leverage Bash scripting to automate daily tasks and improve productivity

Bash Cookbook: Leverage Bash scripting to automate daily tasks and improve productivity by Ron Brash
English | 31 July 2018 | ISBN: 1788629361 | 264 Pages | EPUB | 900.68 KB

Create simple to advanced shell scripts and enhance your system functionality with effective recipes

Key Features
Automate tedious and repetitive tasks
Create several novel applications ranging from a simple IRC logger to a Web Scraper
Manage your system efficiently by becoming a seasoned Bash user
Book Description
In Linux, one of the most commonly used and most powerful tools is the Bash shell. With its collection of engaging recipes, Bash Cookbook takes you through a series of exercises designed to teach you how to effectively use the Bash shell in order to create and execute your own scripts.

The book starts by introducing you to the basics of using the Bash shell, also teaching you the fundamentals of generating any input from a command. With the help of a number of exercises, you will get to grips with the automation of daily tasks for sysadmins and power users. Once you have a hands-on understanding of the subject, you will move on to exploring more advanced projects that can solve real-world problems comprehensively on a Linux system. In addition to this, you will discover projects such as creating an application with a menu, beginning scripts on startup, parsing and displaying human-readable information, and executing remote commands with authentication using self-generated Secure Shell (SSH) keys.

By the end of this book, you will have gained significant experience of solving real-world problems, from automating routine tasks to managing your systems and creating your own scripts.

What you will learn
Understand the basics of Bash shell scripting on a Linux system
Gain working knowledge of how redirections and pipes interact
Retrieve and parse input or output of any command
Automate tasks such as data collection and creating and applying a patch
Create a script that acts like a program with different features
Customize your Bash shell and discover neat tricks to extend your programs
Compile and install shell and log commands on your system's console using Syslog
Who this book is for
The Bash Cookbook is for you if you are a power user or system administrator involved in writing Bash scripts in order to automate tasks. This book is also ideal if you are interested in learning how to automate complex daily tasks.

Table of Contents
Crash Course in Bash
Acting Like a Typewriter and File Explorer
Understanding and Gaining File System Mastery
Making a Script Behave Like a Daemon
Scripts for System Administration Tasks
Scripts for Power Users
Writing Bash to Win and Profit
Advanced Scripting Techniques