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Linux Shell Scripting

——   Created by Jason Cannon

A Project-Based Approach to Learning

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Have you tried to learn shell scripting on your own, but lack the structure you need to really improve your skills?

Are you tired of picking up bits and pieces of information that you can't just seem to put together?

Do you learn best by doing?

If so, you're going to love this course.

One of the biggest complaints I hear from students is that most of the courses they've taken in the past simply provide information without any context and without any idea of how to put that information to use! 

This course turns that old, frustrating, and outdated way of learning on its head. 

It's project-based, which means instead of learning bits and pieces of information, you'll write actual shell scripts that you can use in real-world situations. You get the chance to immediately put what you learn to use so that you fully understand and remember it.

In this Linux shell scripting course you will learn how to:

  • Name your shell scripts.
  • Use the proper permissions on your shell scripts.
  • Create and use variables in your scripts.
  • Use shell built-in commands and operating system commands.
  • Make the most out of special variables that are available to you in your scripts.
  • Make decisions by using if statements and performing several different kinds of tests
  • Check the exit statuses of commands and why you need to.
  • Use cryptographic hash functions
  • Create random data so you can do things like automatically generate strong passwords for user accounts.
  • Perform the same action or set of actions over a series of data utilizing for loops, while loops, and infinite loops.
  • Control all types of input and output.
  • Accept standard input from a user as well as from another program.
  • Redirect standard output and standard error.
  • Combine standard output and standard error
  • Use command pipelining
  • Perform text and string manipulation.
  • Process command line arguments
  • Creating functions and when to do so.
  • Parsing, analyzing, and reporting on log files, CSV files, and other data.
  • Writing scripts that execute commands on other systems.
  • Much, much, more...

When you enroll, you get lifetime access to the course. Your course never expires. You can study at your own pace and refer back to the lessons whenever you want!

I stand behind my courses and care about your goals. 

If you're ready to level-up your shell scripting skills, enroll now!

42 Lessons

Course Introduction
3 mins
Course downloads
free preview
Creating a Local Linux Shell Scripting Environment
17 mins
Creating a Local Lab Environment Using Vagrant and VirtualBox
free preview
23 mins
Walkthrough - Exercise 1 - Windows Users Only
2 mins
Walkthrough - Exercise 1 - Mac Users Only
3 mins
Walkthrough - Exercise 1 - Linux (CentOS/RHEL)
User and Account Creation - Shell Scripting Project 1
3 mins
Local User Creation - Intro
36 mins
Getting Started with Shell Scripting: Naming, Permissions, Variables, Builtins
24 mins
Special Variables, Pseudocode, Command Substitution, if Statement, Conditionals
18 mins
Exit Statuses, Return Codes, String Test Conditionals, More Special Variables
24 mins
Reading Standard Input, Creating Accounts, Username Conventions, More Quoting
22 mins
Local User Creation - Exercise 2 - Walkthrough
Password Generation and Shell Script Arguments - Shell Scripting Project 2
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About the instructor

Jason Cannon
Jason Cannon
  • 12 courses

Jason started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such …

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