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Old 05-10-2004, 04:19 AM   #1
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I've heard alot about Shell scripting. Can someone clarify what this is and give me a practical example of why i might want to use it?
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I too have the same problem. So, I am interested in this thread. How can I watch this thread? How can I get notified when any answer is posted to this post?
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Old 05-11-2004, 03:21 AM   #4
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I think that i get then general idea of HOW to write out scripts but i wanted to know more along the way of WHY. Could anyone give me an idea by telling me something that they have used a script for?
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scripts are used for EVERYTHING that you can imagine. Anything that you do at the command line level can be automated, or made easier with scripts. Sending alerts to root, rotating logs, renaming mp3's, building playlists, 'put'ing something via ftp to a server u use all the time, creating source files with headers already put at the top, installing from source, having a client log on to a remote desktop, making backups of systems,etc,etc. Just think of something that you dont particularly like doing through the commandline, either because the commands are hard to remember, or the work is tedius, then try to make a shell script that will handle it for you


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