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The shell is very important on any UNIX or Linux system and is one of the most vital aspects to learn proper systems administration and security. Typically driven by a CLI, the shell can literally make or break your system. The open source bash shell that this article examines is one of the most powerful, practical, and extensible shells available. In this article, you will learn the basic techniques programowanoe bash scripting, its everyday uses, and methods for employing it to create near-bulletproof shell scripts.

Currently, many different versions of bash are freely available. One of the more positive aspects of bash is its built-in security features. Bash keeps a record of what the user has typed exactly and writes it to a hidden file called. So, if you implement programowwnie, you can easily track your systems users much more closely.

In fact, for many Linux systems, bash is commonly preinstalled as the default shell environment. Bash command syntax and keywords have taken and improved upon the architecture and technical details of the Korn shell ksh and the C shell csh.

In addition, bash’s syntax has many extensions that other prkgramowanie lack. Integer calculations are more efficiently completed in bash than in other shells, and bash can redirect standard output stdout and standard error stderr more easily than older shells. Bash is also ideal for secure environments, having a restricted start mode that can confine a user’s ability within the shell to a brief, determinable list of commands. Open to modification, you can edit your own set of bash shell login control files—namely hidden files, such as.

To write effective bash shell scripts, you must master the basic bash command set for navigation and daily routine tasks performed within the shell. Upon login, users typically have a global profile as well as two personal files that are executed. Figure 1 shows the usual process flow. These scripts are loaded from the user’s home directory. The system level process init spawns the getty or agetty process.

The user proceeds to login to access the system, at which point the login progrmaowanie spawns a new bash shell. When a bash shell user logs in, the following events occur in this order: Lastly, the bash user is presented with a bash shell prompt, and the motd file is read and displayed.

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However, if you know the full path of the command, you can run it as shown in Listing 4. Within your bash scripts, you may want to run commands with the full path, depending on who will run the intended script. When a command or protramowanie bash shell itself initiates or spawns a new shell sub-process to perform a task, it is known as forking.


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When this new process—the child process—is executing, the parent process will still be running. If a parent process should die before the child process, the child process can become a defunct process—also known as a zombie process which usually results in a hung process or hung application. Thus, this hung process must be killed or terminated abnormally. Although a parent process can access the process ID of its child process and can thus pass arguments to it, the reverse is false.

When a shell script process exits or returns to the parent process, the exit code should be 0.

If it is anything else, there was likely an error or problem with the process. Listing 7 illustrates a parent and child process shown within a bash environment. Take a look at Listing 8. You can navigate your Linux file systems using the bash commands shown in Listing 9.

In the listing, commands were issued one at a time. But, you could have run them together using the semi-colon ; separator, as shown in Listing On the bash command-line, command completion shortens the typing needed for everyday tasks. Simply type the beginning of a command, then press the Tab key. Note that if you cannot access the command or file because of permissions restrictions, command completion won’t function for you.

The bash shell contains two types of commands: Listing 15 shows how to find the built-in commands in bash using the alias command. To identify a specific command in bash, use the type command, as shown in Listing Listing 17 provides an example of lsofan external command.

This command is actually a binary file residing in the Linux file system; it’s installed via a package of the same name. One of the bash shell’s most powerful features is its ability to allow command-line scripting on the fly.

Consider the example in Listing 18which sets a shell variable, tests for the value of the variable, and then programmatically executes another command if the value is greater than zero. Here’s an example of a for loop written on the fly shown in Listing Note that alternatively, you could have run this code as sequential commands separated by semi-colons. The command for is not a program but a kind of special built-in known as a keyword.

The list of keywords in the average distribution of bash on Linux are shown in Listing You should avoid these keywords—or what are known as bash shell reserved words —when choosing names for shell variables. The bash shell lets you redirect standard input, standard output, and standard error on a Linux or UNIX system. Consider the examples in Listing Listing 22 provides an example. You can use complex combined command lines, for example, to find Apache permission-denied errors by searching within all found compressed error logs and counting the number of errors.


To achieve production-quality or enterprise-level scripting, here are a few key points to keep in mind:.

For scripts you write for a specific purpose, you may want to add an interactive warning prompt message to give the user information about the script’s purpose. For example, the script in Listing 23 retrieves remote logs and creates a report email.

For an improved version of the same script with more robust features, download the source code for this article. Within bash, several methods are valid for defining and setting variables. The script in Listing 24 provides an example of these shell variable declaration methods. To gather user input, you use the read statement and assign a variable to the user input, as shown in Listing To use a function within your bash shell script, you use the methods shown in Listing The function keyword is optional.

The only rule is that you need to declare the function before you can use it later in the program. You invoke the function simply by calling its name and passing on to it any further required or optional input parameters.

Let’s say you need to do some repetitive work on several servers. You can easily use a for loop within bash to do the job quickly. Listing 28 shows the code. A while badh within bash allows you to execute a statement a given number of times, or until a certain condition is met.

Listing 29 provides an example. A case statement within bash lets you test for more than one condition or value and act accordingly.

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Using such a statement can sometimes be a better route than nested for loops or if statements to cut down on repetitive code or just prigramowanie better structure. Need something done quickly? If you’ve got bash, you can cut down the time needed to write the newest corporate gizmo web widget like a chainsaw going through warm butter.

Bash scripting is not a programming language or an application. No compiler is required, and you don’t need special libraries bbash a software development environment to work from. But bash shell scripts can act like applications and even perform some of the tasks and jobs that applications can do.

Now that you have the basics of bash shell scripting well in hand, you must promise to only use your powers for the greater good. Don’t be afraid to be a “bash” administrator!

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