Your one stop guide to making the most out of Bash programming

About This Book

  • From roots to leaves, learn how to program in Bash and automate daily tasks, pouring some spice in your scripts
  • Daemonize a script and make a real service of it, ensuring it’s available at any time to process user-fed data or commands
  • This book provides functional examples that show you practical applications of commands

Who This Book Is For

If you’re a power user or system administrator involved in writing Bash scripts to automate tasks, then this book is for you. This book is also ideal for advanced users who are engaged in complex daily tasks.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand Bash right from the basics and progress to an advanced level
  • Customise your environment and automate system routine tasks
  • Write structured scripts and create a command-line interface for your scripts
  • Understand arrays, menus, and functions
  • Securely execute remote commands using ssh
  • Write Nagios plugins to automate your infrastructure checks
  • Interact with web services, and a Slack notification script
  • Find out how to execute subshells and take advantage of parallelism
  • Explore inter-process communication and write your own daemon

In Detail

System administration is an everyday effort that involves a lot of tedious tasks, and devious pits. Knowing your environment is the key to unleashing the most powerful solution that will make your life easy as an administrator, and show you the path to new heights. Bash is your Swiss army knife to set up your working or home environment as you want, when you want.

This book will enable you to customize your system step by step, making your own real, virtual, home out of it. The journey will take you swiftly through the basis of the shell programming in Bash to more interesting and challenging tasks. You will be introduced to one of the most famous open source monitoring systems—Nagios, and write complex programs with it in any languages. You’ll see how to perform checks on your sites and applications.

Moving on, you’ll discover how to write your own daemons so you can create your services and take advantage of inter-process communication to let your scripts talk to each other. So, despite these being everyday tasks, you’ll have a lot of fun on the way. By the end of the book, you will have gained advanced knowledge of Bash that will help you automate routine tasks and manage your systems.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Let'S Start Programming
Chapter 2. Operators
Chapter 3. Testing
Chapter 4. Quoting And Escaping
Chapter 5. Menus, Arrays, And Functions
Chapter 6. Iterations
Chapter 7. Plug Into The Real World
Chapter 8. We Want To Chat
Chapter 9. Subshells, Signals, And Job Controls
Chapter 10. Lets Make A Process Chat
Chapter 11. Living As A Daemon
Chapter 12. Remote Connections Over Ssh
Chapter 13. Its Time For A Timer
Chapter 14. Time For Safety

Book Details

Title: Mastering Bash
Author: Giorgio Zarrelli
Length: 502 pages
Edition: 1
Language: English
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication Date: 2017-06-21
ISBN-10: B06X1BM3TN