Learn Bash scripting

Learn the basics, become a pro


What you’ll learn

  • Bash scripting.
  • Shell scripting.
  • Linux basics.
  • Programming.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 7min.
  • The goodies –> 15 lectures • 1hr 34min.
  • The end –> 1 lecture • 2min.

Learn Bash scripting


  • Basic linux knowledge.


Bash is a Unix shell and command language written by Brian Fox for the GNU Project as a free software replacement for the Bourne shell. First released in 1989, it has been used as the default login shell for most Linux distributions. A version is also available for Windows 10 via the Windows Subsystem for Linux. It is also the default user shell in Solaris 11. Bash was also the default shell in all versions of Apple macOS prior to the 2019 release of macOS Catalina, which changed the default shell to zsh, although Bash remains available as an alternative shell. Bash is a command processor that typically runs in a text window where the user types commands that cause actions. Bash can also read and execute commands from a file, called a shell script. Like most Unix shells, it supports filename globbing (wildcard matching), piping, here documents, command substitution, variables, and control structures for condition-testing and iteration. The keywords, syntax, dynamically scoped variables and other basic features of the language are all copied from sh. Other features, e.g., history, are copied from csh and ksh. Bash is a POSIX-compliant shell, but with a number of extensions. This course is intended for beginners and experienced veterans aswell. You will learn how to create useful bash scripts to make your daily tasks less boring. The course is accompanied by a git repository that allows you to reproduce the examples.

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