About the course
Learn how to shell script through project-based training (Bash Scripting, Bash Programming, Grep, Awk, and more)
Have you tried to learn shell scripting on your own, but lack the structure you need to really improve your skills? Are you tired of picking up bits and pieces of information that you can't just seem to put together? Do you learn best by doing? If so, you're going to love this course. One of the biggest complaints I hear from students is that most of the courses they've taken in the past simply provide information without any context and without any idea of how to put that information to use! This course turns that old, frustrating, and outdated way of learning on its head. It's project-based, which means that, instead of learning bits and pieces of information, you'll write actual shell scripts that you can use in real-world situations. You get the chance to immediately put what you learn to use so that you fully understand and remember it. If you're ready to level-up your shell scripting skills, enroll now!
Style and Approach
This course is project-based, which means that, instead of learning bits and pieces of information, you'll write actual shell scripts that you can use in real-world situations.
What You Will Learn
- Name your shell scripts
- Use the proper permissions on your shell scripts.
- Create and use variables in your scripts.
- Use shell built-in commands and operating system commands.
- Make the most of special variables that are available to you in your scripts.
- Make decisions by using if statements and performing several different kinds of tests
- Check the exit statuses of commands (and why you need to)
- Use cryptographic hash functions
- Create random data so you can do things such as automatically generating strong passwords for user accounts.
- Perform the same action or set of actions over a series of data, utilizing for loops, while loops, and infinite loops.
- Control all types of input and output.
- Accept standard input from a user as well as from another program.
- Redirect standard output and standard errors.
- Combine standard output and standard errors
- Use command pipelining, perform text and string manipulation, and process command-line arguments
- Creating functions and when to do so.
- Parsing, analyzing, and reporting on log files, CSV files, and other data.
- Writing scripts that execute commands on other systems.
Linux Training Academy was founded by Jason Cannon. This academy provides training and resources on Linux starting at the most basic and beginner level to ninja level of skills at command line. It shares articles, tutorials, how-to’s, exercises, and pro-tips on their blog with students who are struggling with a particular problem. They not only teach you how Linux works, but also demonstrate how to put that knowledge to good use.
Jason Cannon is a professional system administrator, consultant, and author. He started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com. Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris. He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. He is also the author of the Linux for Beginners and Command Line Kung Fu books.