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UNIX Hints & Hacks by Kirk Waingrow

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Appendix A. Basic Scripting Concepts

Writing scripts allows a system administrator to manipulate UNIX to perform various tasks and functions and even fix problems. This appendix does not go deeply into all the aspects of writing scripts. You can get a wealth of information from specific shell programming books available on the market today. If you have never seen a shell script before, then this provides you with just enough to get you going to run all the scripts described in this book.

Shell scripts can be as easy to create and they are to execute. Scripts can be set up to execute command that monitor anything from processes to log file. Executed scripts can be set up to execute other scripts. You can even add logic to a script with regular expressions ...

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