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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, 2nd Edition by Brandon Perry, Dave Taylor

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6SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION: SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

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The most common use of shell scripts is to help with Unix or Linux system administration. There’s an obvious reason for this, of course: administrators are often the most knowledgeable users of the system, and they also are responsible for ensuring that things run smoothly. But there might be an additional reason for the emphasis on shell scripts within the system administration world. Our theory? That system administrators and other power users are the people most likely to be having fun with their system, and shell scripts are quite fun to develop within a Unix environment!

And with that, let’s continue ...

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