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07Oct/13

Linux Shell Scripting – An Introduction

Linux Shell Scripting

Scripts are collections of commands that are stored in a file. The shell can read this file and act on the commands as if they were typed at the keyboard. The shell also provides a variety of useful programming features to make your scripts truly powerful.

Write a simple shell script

Use an editor software to write the script. The following is the simplest “Hello World” program.

#!/bin/sh
# My first script
echo "Hello World!"

and save the above script to the file name “myScript.sh”

We can use any name for saving the script. but here I am using “.sh” extension for my script, since the shell used here is “/bin/sh”. Also it will help us to identify the scripts from a other files and folders. Continue reading