Learn Bash Scripting

In this course, you will learn how to improve your own programming process by writing bash scripts that save you precious time.

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    We suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Learn Bash Scripting:
    • Learn the Command Line

About this course

Any command you can run in your terminal can be run using Bash scripting. When you have a command or set of commands that you will be using frequently, you can write a script in Bash to perform it. This course will guide you through writing your own scripts to automate a number of processes, and how to write aliases to make calling those scripts easier.


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What Is Bash Used For?

Michael Klein
Oct 14, 2021

If you’ve ever opened up the terminal on your Mac, then you may have wondered what to do next. What exactly are you supposed to type in when you see that retro-looking cursor?

While most of us control our computers with a mouse, the keyboard can also be heavily utilized to interact with it. Developers on macOS and Linux machines use Bash every day to work with files and applications and save time or make the most of limited computing resources.

In this article, we’ll go over what Bash is, what it’s used for, and how to get started with Bash.

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