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Bash programming from scratch

About the Book

This book was not intended to be another Bash and Unix environment guide. This is a programming tutorial. Examples of programs are written in the Bash language here.

Learning programming by yourself is possible. But you will have inevitable questions. Without some experience, it will be difficult to answer them. We will try to consider all these questions.

The book covers the following topics in detail:

  • General principles of computer operation.
  • Developer tools and requirements for them.
  • Basic programming concepts.

There are exercises for each topic. Let's do them together. We will consolidate new knowledge in this way.

After reading this book, you will learn how to use Bash. Its features will help you to solve your daily computer tasks. You will learn how to automate some of them. This is a great start for learning programming.

This book is a translation into English of Программирование на Bash с нуля which was originally written in Русский.

About the Author

Ilya Shpigor
Ilya Shpigor

Ilya Shpigor is a software developer and open source enthusiast. He has experience in Embedded Systems, Information Security, and Real-Time Computing.

Ilya works in the automotive industry now. He develops security systems for Ethernet networks in cars. His previous projects are the intrusion detection system, flight simulators, and control systems for sea ships. Ilya has participated in the Wine project and ALT Linux distribution.

Ilya is interested in automating routine tasks and studying new programming languages to solve domain-specific tasks. He explores software vulnerabilities and AI approaches in his free time.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • General Information
    • Operating Systems
    • Computer Program
  • Bash Shell
    • Development Tools
    • Command Interpreter
    • Navigating the File System
    • Command Information
    • Actions on Files and Directories
    • Extra Bash Features
  • Bash Scripts
    • Development Tools
    • Why Do We Need Scripts?
    • Variables and Parameters
    • Conditional Statements
    • Arithmetic Expressions
    • Loop Constructs
    • Functions
  • Package Manager
    • Repository
    • Package Operating
  • Finalwords
  • Acknowledgements
  • Glossary
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
  • Solutions for Exercises
    • General Information
    • Bash Shell
    • Bash Scrips
  • Helpful Links
    • General Information
    • Bash
    • Unix Environment

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