Shell Basics: Under the Hood

Understand your primary computer interface.

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Length: 1 day

Description: We've all heard of the shell, and we've all used it at least a little bit. But what IS a shell, really? What makes shell scripting fundamentally different from any other programming language? What really happens when you type a command into your shell--and how does this relate to the mistake found in over 50% of Production shell scripts? Attend this training, demystify the shell and learn to use it right!

Who should attend: Anyone who has heard of a shell. :) (Someone who's coded one from scratch won't get anything out of my talk; I hope everyone else will.)

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