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

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12SHELL SCRIPT FUN AND GAMES

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Up to this point, we’ve focused on serious uses of shell scripts to improve your interaction with your system and make the system more flexible and powerful. But there’s another side to shell scripts that’s worth exploring: games.

Don’t worry—we’re not proposing that you write Fallout 4 as a shell script. There just happen to be some simple games that are easily and informatively written as shell scripts. And wouldn’t you rather learn how to debug shell scripts with something fun than with some utility for suspending user accounts or analyzing Apache error logs?

For some of the scripts, you’ll need files from the book’s ...

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