bash Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for bash Users by Cameron Newham, Carl Albing, JP Vossen

By Cameron Newham, Carl Albing, JP Vossen

The foremost to getting to know any Unix process, specially Linux and Mac OS X, is an intensive wisdom of shell scripting. Scripting is how to harness and customise the facility of any Unix approach, and it's a vital ability for any Unix clients, together with procedure directors OS X builders. yet underneath this easy promise lies a treacherous ocean of adaptations in Unix instructions and criteria.

bash Cookbook teaches shell scripting the best way Unix masters perform the craft. It provides numerous recipes and methods for all degrees of shell programmers in order that somebody can develop into a expert person of the most typical Unix shell -- the bash shell -- and cygwin or different well known Unix emulation programs. Packed packed with necessary scripts, in addition to examples that designate the best way to create larger scripts, this new cookbook supplies execs and gear clients every thing they should automate regimen initiatives and let them to really deal with their platforms -- instead of have their platforms deal with them.

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Discussion The echo command is one of the most simple of all bash commands. It prints the arguments of the command line to the screen. But there are a few points to keep in mind. First, the shell is parsing the arguments on the echo command line (like it does for every other command line). This means that it does all its substitutions, wildcard matching, and other things before handing the arguments off to the echo command. Second, since they are parsed as arguments, the spacing between arguments is ignored.

So we are looking for a dot, followed by any character that is not a dot, followed by any number of any characters. You may also use ^ to negate a character class, but ! is specified in the POSIX standard and thus is more portable. foo. * to match anything starting with a dot that is also at least three characters long. * will then display anything that matches both patterns twice. a. Which you use depends on your needs and environment; there is no good one-size-fits-all solution. $ ls -a . normal_dot_file You can use echo * as an emergency substitute for ls if the ls command is corrupt or not available for some reason.

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