Introduction to Bash Scripting

Bash

Free Introduction to Bash Scripting For developers eBook


This is an open-source introduction to Bash scripting guide/ebook that will help you learn the basics of Bash scripting and start writing awesome Bash scripts that will help you automate your daily SysOps, DevOps, and Dev tasks. No matter if you are a DevOps/SysOps engineer, developer, or just a Linux enthusiast, you can use Bash scripts to combine different Linux commands and automate boring and repetitive daily tasks, so that you can focus on more productive and fun things.

The guide is suitable for anyone working as a developer, system administrator, or a DevOps engineer and wants to learn the basics of Bash scripting.

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Chapters

The first 13 chapters would be purely focused on getting some solid Bash scripting foundations then the rest of the chapters would give you some real life examples and scripts.

  • About the book
  • Introduction to Bash scripting
  • Bash Structure
  • Bash Hello World
  • Bash Variables
  • Bash User Input
  • Bash Comments
  • Bash Arguments
  • Bash Arrays
  • Bash Conditional Expressions
  • Bash Conditionals
  • Bash Loops
  • Bash Functions
  • Debugging, testing and shortcuts
  • Creating custom bash commands
  • Write your first Bash script
  • Creating an interactive menu in Bash
  • Executing BASH scripts on Multiple Remote Servers
  • Work with JSON in BASH using jq
  • Working with Cloudflare API with Bash
  • BASH Script parser to Summarize Your NGINX and Apache Access Logs
  • Sending emails with Bash and SSMTP
  • Bash Password Generator
  • Redirection in Bash
  • Wrap Up

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👋 About the author
My name is Bobby Iliev, and I have been working as a Linux DevOps Engineer since 2014. I am an avid Linux lover and supporter of the open-source movement philosophy. I am always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it, and I believe in sharing knowledge.

I think it's essential always to keep professional and surround yourself with good people, work hard, and be nice to everyone. You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional.

For more information, please visit my blog at https://bobbyiliev.com, follow me on Twitter @bobbyiliev_ and YouTube.

In case that you want to support me you can By Me a Coffee here:
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