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Bash Scripting Fundamentals

Video Description

4+ Hours of Video Instruction

More than 4 hours of video instruction that help you learn everything you need to know to write and read Bash shell scripts

Description

Bash Scripting LiveLessons teaches shell scripting to novice as well as experienced Linux administrators and users. This course consists of 8 lessons in which all concepts that are relevant to bash shell scripting are explained. Each lesson contains many practical examples to show how scripting solutions are being used in the real world. Each lesson concludes with an exercise, followed by an exercise explanation that makes this course an ideal solution for learning to program the bash shell.

The video lessons cover the following topics:

  • Creating your first shell script
  • Working with variables and parameters
  • Transforming input
  • Using essential external tools
  • Using conditional statements
  • Using advanced scripting options
  • Script debugging and analyzing
  • Scripting by example

About the Instructor

Sander van Vugt is an independent Linux trainer, author, and consultant living in the Netherlands. Sander has written numerous books about different Linux-related topics and many articles for Linux publications around the world. Sander has been teaching Red Hat, Ubuntu, SUSE, and LPI Linux classes since 1994. As a consultant, he specializes in Linux High Availability solutions and Performance Optimization. More information about Sander is on his website at www.sandervanvugt.com.

Skill Level

  • Beginning to intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Bash scripting fundamentals
  • Real-world scripting examples

Who Should Take This Course

The target audience for this course consists of Linux users and professionals that want to automate tasks on Linux using Bash shell scripts. A secondary target audience consists of IT users and professionals that want to get experience with simple programming languages.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Creating Your First Shell Script

In this lesson, you learn the first steps to writing shell scripts; you will also explore the basic components that should be available in all shell scripts.

Lesson 2: Working with Variables and Parameters

In this lesson, you learn how to work with dynamic data in a script using variables and parameters, which can modify the behavior of any script.

Lesson 3: Transforming Input

This lesson explains how to transform input using different advanced techniques, such as pattern matching and command substitution, which help when you are working on the exact data that you need in your script.

Lesson 4: Using Essential External Tools

Bash shell scripts really become flexible by using external tools. This lesson explains the essential external tools available and how to integrate them in a shell script.

Lesson 5: Using Conditional Statements

To make bash scripts really flexible, you can use conditional statements. These include looping and iteration statements such as if then ...fiand case and to see how your script reacts differently with different conditions.

Lesson 6: Using Advanced Scripting Options

In this lesson, you learn how to work with menus, arrays, options and other advanced scripting possibilities, so you can develop scripts that can be used when the environment where they are used poses different needs.

Lesson 7: Script Debugging and Analyzing

In case the script doesn't do what it's supposed to do, you need to find out what's happening. In this lesson, you learn about script debugging and analyzing. This lesson covers the best techniques that are going to help you to find the error in an efficient way.

Lesson 8: Scripting By Example

This lesson walks you through some advanced scripts that are used in real production environments to reach specific results. By looking at these scripts you'll learn how the techniques you've learned about in this course are used in real-life production environments.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Bash Scripting Fundamentals: Introduction 00:01:13
  2. Lesson 1: Creating Your First Shell Script
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:36
    2. 1.1 Why Scripting in Bash Makes Sense 00:02:39
    3. 1.2 Choosing an Editor 00:02:45
    4. 1.3 Core Bash Script Ingredients 00:07:01
    5. 1.4 Storing and Running the Script 00:06:52
    6. 1.5 Using Bash Internal Commands versus External Commands 00:03:27
    7. 1.6 Finding Help About Scripting Components 00:03:30
    8. Exercise 1 00:00:47
    9. Exercise 1 Solution 00:03:52
  3. Lesson 2: Working with Variables and Parameters
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:39
    2. 2.1 About Terminology 00:01:57
    3. 2.2 Using and Defining Variables 00:04:57
    4. 2.3 Defining Variables with the read Command 00:09:14
    5. 2.4 Understanding Variables and Subshells 00:06:23
    6. 2.5 Sourcing 00:06:24
    7. 2.6 Quoting 00:07:32
    8. 2.7 Handling Script Arguments 00:13:57
    9. 2.8 Understanding the Need to Use Shift 00:04:21
    10. 2.9 Using Command Substitution 00:02:14
    11. 2.10 String Verification 00:04:16
    12. 2.11 Using Here Documents 00:05:02
    13. Exercise 2 00:00:44
    14. Exercise 2 Solution 00:01:49
  4. Lesson 3: Transforming Input
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:34
    2. 3.1 Working with Substitution Operators 00:05:34
    3. 3.2 Using Pattern Matching Operators 00:06:41
    4. 3.3 Understanding Regular Expressions 00:03:22
    5. 3.4 Calculating 00:04:43
    6. Exercise 3 00:00:50
    7. Exercise 3 Solution 00:01:47
  5. Lesson 4: Using Essential External Tools
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:29
    2. 4.1 Using grep 00:02:19
    3. 4.2 Using test 00:05:25
    4. 4.3 Using cut and sort 00:04:40
    5. 4.4 Using tail and head 00:01:21
    6. 4.5 Using sed 00:03:40
    7. 4.6 Using awk 00:04:37
    8. 4.7 Using tr 00:01:33
    9. Exercise 4 00:00:52
    10. Exercise 4 Solution 00:01:42
  6. Lesson 5: Using Conditional Statements
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:25
    2. 5.1 Using if then fi 00:03:36
    3. 5.2 Using && and || 00:05:45
    4. 5.3 Using for 00:07:35
    5. 5.4 Using case 00:04:54
    6. 5.5 Using while and until 00:05:33
    7. Exercise 5 00:01:38
    8. Exercise 5 Solution 00:02:38
  7. Lesson 6: Using Advanced Scripting Options
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:28
    2. 6.1 Working with Options 00:05:30
    3. 6.2 Using Functions 00:03:45
    4. 6.3 Working with Arrays 00:04:30
    5. 6.4 Defining Menu Interfaces 00:06:29
    6. 6.5 Using trap 00:02:30
    7. Exercise 6 00:01:13
    8. Exercise 6 Solution 00:07:29
  8. Lesson 7: Script Debugging and Analyzing
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:36
    2. 7.1 Design Considerations 00:03:32
    3. 7.2 Common Analyzing Tools 00:04:00
    4. 7.3 Using bash -x 00:02:00
    5. Exercise 7 00:00:33
    6. Exercise 7 Solution 00:05:57
  9. Lesson 8: Scripting by Example
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:35
    2. 8.1 Monitoring CPU Utilization Part 1 00:10:38
    3. 8.2 Monitoring CPU Utilization Part 2 00:09:03
    4. 8.3 Practicing Calculation 00:07:22
    5. 8.4 Reading an init Script 00:06:28
    6. 8.5 Using a Countdown Script 00:03:34
    7. 8.6 Efficient if then fi 00:04:53
    8. 8.7 Simple Process Monitoring 00:06:38
  10. Summary
    1. Bash Scripting Fundamentals: Summary 00:00:25