"The first scripting language many administrators learn is the Unix shell. For beginners, the nice thing about the shell is that you can work interactively at a command prompt to get used to how the shell operates, what it likes, and what it tends to choke on. You can get to know the error messages and quirks of your chosen shell, all while doing useful things on a day-to-day basis. For example, even a bash shell beginner probably knows the ls, pwd, and echo commands. Early bash scripts will probably be simple lists of shell commands, like this:"
(Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 16, 2004 )
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