Originally Posted by rudlavibizon
My question is this: Is it possible to use bash scripts to automate all of this in a one single command? If it is possible then can anyone point me to a good tutorial/book that I can learn how to do this. I have little to no experience in programming. Thank you.
Although I don't really know what you are doing...you can certainly stitch together individual linux commands into a bash script and do everything in one go. You can even put stops in script so it can abort if it encounters something abnormal.
I suggest you look at the Bash Beginner's guide and Advanced Bash Scripting guide on http://www.tldp.org/guides.html
Hope this helps.