Have you ever used a dos shell in Windows? Essentially it is a command line intepreter, just as is dos, but with tons more power and ease of use to boot.
Introduction to BASH
Bash is the shell, or command language interpreter, that will appear in the GNU operating system. Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard. It offers functional improvements over sh for both programming and interactive use. In addition, most sh scripts can be run by Bash without modification.
The improvements offered by BASH include:
* Command line editing
* Unlimited size command history
* Job Control
* Shell Functions and Aliases
* Indexed arrays of unlimited size
* Integer arithmetic in any base from two to sixty-four
Online Manual is available at www.gnu.org/manual/bash/index.html
LNAG: Accessing my drives
Rute: Device Mounting
It isn't a good idea for the drives to be mounted/dismounted randomly by users on networked computers. Another user on another machine may be using it and that would tend to tee that person off.