Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video What's Bash?, part of Up and Running with Bash Scripting.
…Bash, which is short for Bourne-again shell, is…a very popular interactive command line interpreter, or shell.…It has a very long history, starting with the first…Unix shell, which was called the Thompson shell, in 1971.…The Thompson shell was very minimalistic and it lacked a lot of important features.…And it was replaced in 1975 by the Mashey shell.…That in turn was replaced in 1977 by…the Bourne shell, named for Stephen Bourne, which…had many of the features we still use,…like command substitution, various types of loop constructs.…And some commands that you're probably familiar with.…
Like cd, pwd, and export.…And it introduced some of the other built ins that I'll…be using in this course, and that you'll see in bash script.…Break and continue, getopts ans some others.…Some of these were brought in from other projects like ALGOL.…However, it was criticized for not being as friendly to use as the C shell,…which was introduced in 1978, and had a style more similar to the C language.…The Bourne shell on the other hand looks more similar to ALGOL.…
- What is Bash?
- Managing output with grep, awk, and cut
- Understanding Bash script syntax
- Creating a basic Bash script
- Displaying text with "echo"
- Working with numbers, strings, and arrays
- Reading and writing text files
- Working with loops
- Using functions
- Getting user input during execution
- Ensuring a response
Skill Level Beginner
1. Working with the Command Line
2. Building Bash Scripts
3. Control Structures
4. Interacting with the User
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