Linux Shell Scripting: A Project-Based Approach to Learning

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This course turns that old, frustrating, and outdated way of learning on its head.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
  • Much, much, more…

When you enroll, you get lifetime access to the course.Β  Your course never expires.Β  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.Β  That’s why this course comes with an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee. It’s my personal promise of your success!Β  So…

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

What are the requirements?

  • A basic understanding of the Linux command line.
  • The ability to download large files of about 500 MB from the Internet.
  • Access to a computer with a 64-bit processor running either Windows, Mac, or Linux. (You do not need Linux already installed to take this course.)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Write your very own Linux shell scripts using the concepts you learned in this course.

What is the target audience?

  • Linux system administrators, developers, programmers, or anyone who wants to learn Linux shell scripting.

Student Feedback:

“I’ve been struggling with Shell Scripting for months and for the first time I feel confident not only with scripting, but also solving problems on my own. I tried Youtube videos but there was no in depth explanation as to why things were they way they are, and I was left with more questions than before I started. Jason explains everything well and just watching him demonstrate his problem solving process while navigating through man pages and testing is worth the course by itself. The exercises are based on what you learned while still leaving you with enough to figure out on your own. I give this course my highest recommendation!” – Craig W.

“This is the most thorough and well paced course. I have learned some basic shell scripting before but in no way has anyone ever explained it as clearly. So many times so far I have thought “Oh. That’s what that was for.” Highly recommend this course for anyone.” – Becky D.

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Course Introduction

Course Setup:Β Creating a Local Linux Shell Scripting Environment

User and Account Creation – Shell Scripting Project 1

Password Generation and Shell Script Arguments – Shell Scripting Project 2

Linux Programming Conventions – Shell Scripting Project 3

Parsing Command Line Options – Shell Scripting Project 4

Transforming Data / Data Processing / Reporting – Shell Scripting Project 5

Network Scripting and Automation of Distributed Systems

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