Bash Scripting 1-Hour Crash Course: Write Scripts Today!
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Bash Scripting 1-Hour Crash Course: Write Scripts Today!

Quick shell scripting introduction for complete beginners. Automate tasks, add pipes and more. Step by step fasttrack.
4.2 (72 ratings)
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4,123 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn Bash Shell Scripting. Step-by-step instructions for beginners.
  • Ability to do complex tasks easier by writing programs and shell scripts in Bash shell that can be used on Linux, Mac, Windows and Unix operating systems.
  • Automate and customize common tasks with shell scripts, leaving you with more time to concentrate on other issues.
  • Position yourself for a promotion or pay-raise
  • Basic knowledge of Linux command line will help, but not required


Are you looking to further your career by learning do complex automation tasks using Bash Shell?

Are you a beginner wanting to learn bash scripting - FAST?

Do you want to master the fundamentals and core components of Shell Scripting, but don't want to waste 10 hours on a repetitive course, when you can learn the same in a short, to-the-point 1 hour course? 

My Bash Shell Scripting for beginners course is all you need to acquire the real world job skills of Bash Shell Scripting - that will further your career fast!

This course is a step-by-step introduction on how to use Bash Shell to write programs, automate tasks and much more. All taught by an experienced System Administrator.

Writing your first script, variables, cron automation, loops and more - it's all covered step-by-step.

This course will give you a solid theoretical understanding of Bash Shell Scripting as well as the practical skills to use it proficiently at your job. 

No experience required!


First you learn what the Bash shell is and how it developed to the stage it is in at the moment. 

Then, as we install a VPS with DigitalOcean, you will get practical, and learn the basics of scripting in Bash, adding features like variables, redirections and pipes.

You will also learn how to automate tasks with cron jobs (scheduled tasks), and advanced features of Bash as a programming language (if...else, loops, functions and user input).

To put all pieces together, and maybe add few new ones, there are two case studies. One for installing subversion server for sharing scripts you have written, and another case study, which will extract information from web server(Apache) logs and put them into a database (mysql).

And every section will have an exercise video full of training questions, so you can test and improve your skills as we go along. 


Bash shell is the most common command line interpreter for Linux operating system. It is a result of decades of development of various command line interpreters,each building up on its predecessor good features, and adding its own improvements.

In today’s world, scripting is gaining ground everywhere-from network devices to supercomputers. Once you master Bash for common administrative task, you can go ahead and learn Python or Perl more easily, because you have a solid foundation on what Linux can and can not do.

Although Bash is not a full-blown programming languages, with it’s loops, conditions, variables, chaining multiple commands together, shell scripts have grown to be much more than just command line expressions put together.


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Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in learning bash shell scripting
  • IT professionals looking to further their career and get a promotion
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 01:39:55
+ Introduction
3 lectures 05:12
Types of shells
Bash shell overview
+ Writing Your First Script
8 lectures 31:52
VPS provisioning at DigitalOcean
Installing SSH client and connecting to the server
Writing your first script
More on variables
Redirections and pipes
+ Going Further
9 lectures 38:43
Exit status
Positional arguments and user input
If and case commands
Numerical operations
Exercise questions: Going further
+ Case Studies
2 lectures 22:51
Setting subversion server for storing scripts
Parsing logs and storing them to mySQL database
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 01:17
Bonus Lecture: Course discounts & newsletter