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Linux Shell Scripting Bootcamp

By : James K Lewis
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Linux Shell Scripting Bootcamp

By: James K Lewis

Overview of this book

Linux Shell Scripting Bootcamp is all about learning the essentials of script creation, validating parameters, and checking for the existence of files and other items needed by the script. We will use scripts to explore iterative operations using loops and learn different types of loop statements, with their differences. Along with this, we will also create a numbered backup script for backup files. Further, you will get well-versed with how variables work on a Linux system and how they relate to scripts. You’ll also learn how to create and call subroutines in a script and create interactive scripts. The most important archive commands, zip and tar, are also discussed for performing backups. Later, you will dive deeper by understanding the use of wget and curl scripts and the use of checksum and file encryption in further chapters. Finally, you will learn how to debug scripts and scripting best practices that will enable you to write a great code every time! By the end of the book, you will be able to write shell scripts that can dig data from the web and process it efficiently.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Linux Shell Scripting Bootcamp
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Comparison operators for strings

The comparison for strings are different than for numbers. Here is a partial list:




This stands for equal to


This stands for not equal to


This stands for greater than


This stands for less than

Now let's take a look at Script 3:

Chapter 2 - Script 3

  1  #!/bin/sh
  2  #
  3  # 6/13/2017
  4  #
  5  echo "script3"
  7  # String variables
  8  str1="Kirk"
  9  str2="Kirk"
 10  str3="Spock"
 11  str3="Dr. McCoy"
 12  str4="Engineer Scott"
 13  str5="A"
 14  str6="B"
 16  echo str1=$str1 str2=$str2 str3=$str3 str4=$str4
 18  if [ "$str1" = "$str2" ] ; then
 19   echo str1 equals str2
 20  else
 21   echo str1 does not equal str2
 22  fi
 24  if [ "$str1" != "$str2" ] ; then
 25   echo str1 does not equal str2
 26  else
 27   echo str1 equals str2
 28  fi
 30  if [ "$str1" = "$str3" ] ; then
 31   echo str1 equals str3
 32  else
 33   echo str1 does not equal str3
 34  fi