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Get the most out of bash

Thursday, February 22, 2007

If you use Linux or UNIX you most likely spend a lot of time at the shell (or command prompt). Chances are that you are using bash. This insightful article at IBM developerWorks shows you how to get the most out of bash:
Ease your system administration tasks by taking advantage of key parts of the Bourne-again shell (bash) and its features. Bash is a popular alternative to the original Bourne and Korn shells. It provides an impressive range of additional functionality that includes improvements to the scripting environment, extensive aliasing techniques, and improved methods for automatically completing different commands, files, and paths.
Check it out @ IBM developerWorks.

Also check out this article by Sam Rowe at Deadman.org. He also provides great advice on how to proficiently use the bash CLI. He writes:
If you've ever used GNU/Linux, chances are good that you've used bash. Some people hold the belief that using a GUI is faster than using a CLI. These people have obviously never seen someone who uses a shell proficiently. In this tutorial, I hope to show you just a few of the amazing features bash provides that will increase your productivity in the shell.
posted by linnerd40, Thursday, February 22, 2007


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