Bash Commands and Scripting - from Beginner to Expert
What you'll learn
- A wide variety of Bash commands
- Bash scripting techniques - from basic to advanced levels
- A basic overview of UNIX and UNIX-like systems
- A UNIX or UNIX-like machine or remote access to one, with a terminal GUI
This course is about Bash commands and scripting. Knowing basic Bash commands and some Bash scripting techniques are essential skills for developers of any type to learn - and can help with so many day-to-day tasks. In this course, we'll start at the most basic level, opening up a terminal application, examining exactly what parts of a terminal there are, and how to interacting with it using only your keyboard. From there, we'll start learning more and more commands, and we'll see and use ever-more complex bash scripting techniques.
This course is great for beginners: I believe If you practice enough with each lesson along the way, YOU can become a bash scripting expert! This course is also suitable for intermediate or long-time users of bash: you might find it a refreshing review, and maybe you'll even learn something new, or perhaps re-learn something you've forgotten!
I had a lot of nostalgia recording this course, thinking back many times to when I first learned bash scripting in a course during my master's program years ago. My goal with this course was to make the lessons even more efficient and succinct than those in that university course, and especially to add additional lessons based on what I have learned and used the most in bash over the years as a full stack software engineer.
I already had a few people reach out to me asking about the bash commands and scripting techniques I use in some of my other courses. That prompted me to make this course - from what I've heard, there's just not enough resources out there that cover all aspects of bash and bash scripting. This course is my solution to that! I hope you'll join me in this course, titled, "Bash Commands and Scripting - From Beginner to Expert"!
In the first lesson, I'll provide a small background presentation on the nomenclature: various shells that exist, UNIX and UNIX-like systems, and where Bash comes in. In the second lesson, we'll open we're going to start with the absolute basics, of how to open up a shell, and how to interact with it on the most basic level, just using the keyboard and how to write a basic command. Through each subsequent lesson then move on into ever more complex examples, learning how to create what are known as aliases in bash, then onto functions, logical operators, loops, and more!
Who this course is for:
- Developers of all kinds looking to learn Bash commands and scripting, or advance or review their Bash skills
I've been a professional full stack software engineer for 7+ years, and I've been programming for many more. In 2014, I earned two separate degrees from Clarkson University: Mechanical Engineering and Physics. I continued at Cornell for my M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering. My thesis at Cornell was a technical software project where I first learned Bash and used a unique stack of Perl and Fortran, producing a publication in the scientific journal Combustion and Flame: "A novel atom tracking algorithm for the analysis of complex chemical kinetic networks".
I'm happy to give back and teach what I've learned over the years, because I think software development is especially difficult these days, with all the new tools and frameworks that seem to come out daily.
I don't want anyone to be intimated by this and I too struggle and reach out from time to time for help and mentoring. I try to make my courses as clear as possible so you don't get lost or confused.