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Make your life easier with shell scripting and UNIX tools

by Devon Estes

Published April 27, 2017 in Technology

A smart man named Larry Wall once said the three virtues of a programmer are laziness, impatience and hubris. Well, if you're not using shell scripts to automate your work, then you're probably not being lazy to your full potential!

In this workshop you'll need no prior knowledge of shell programming other than a basic familiarity of how to use a terminal, and you'll come away with the knowledge needed to write some simple but effective functions and scripts. We'll also go over how to use some of the helpful UNIX tools like cat, head/tail, grep, sed, awk, xargs and more!