It has been a while since my last update to this site. Now the time has come for another post. :-)
A few days ago I visited UDS-r in Copenhagen Denmark. I met a lot of nice people and got the chance to hear about the plans for the next release of Ubuntu.
The trip to UDS was fantastic but on my way home i got mail from my server telling me that one disk had failed. Bummer! That ruined the day for me. Lost a few files because i had not taken a backup for a couple of weeks.
If you, like so many other people these days, switch to Linux you will come in contact with something called unux scripts, shell scripts or bash scripts. These scripts are text-files that execute commands just like bat-files in Windows. I prefer shell-scripts because i think they are more powerful then bat-files but that is just my opinion.
Some things you should know:
#!/bin/bash usually is the first line in a bash script. It is called shebang (also called a hashbang, hashpling, or pound bang) and specifies in which shell to execute the code that follows below.
Everything after a # is a comment and does not get executed.
Below you will find examples of a few things that you can do with shell scripts on Linux and other Unixes. If you have questions: have a look at the man page of the command or post a comment and I will try to explain.