Interpolation is what makes BASH useful. Plumbing is nice, prompts are cute, but the ability to iterate values, walk down lists, munge basenames that really makes BASH worth using.
The real fun starts when we start interpolating command output: hacking results of find or grep to generate paths, process command lines, or count processors to set thread counts.
This talk looks at a few commands ripe for munging and how to make more general, re-usable shell code from them.
This is somewhat of a compliment to his well-received talk at the November SLUUG General meeting.
The Saint Louis MO, STL Linux Users Group (STLLUG) meets monthly to learn and talk about Linux. This GNU/Linux Users Group usually holds its meetings on the third Thursday of every month. Meetings are free, public and open to all.
We will continue with our great restaurant location. You can come early, or
not; but, we should all wait to order food and drink at the same time.
We start gathering by 6:30PM and at 6:45PM we start with introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP segment. Then we will go into the presentation of our main topic, sometime around or after 7:00PM.
STLLUG is loosely affiliated with the St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG), as one of its Special Interest Groups (SIG). Under SLUUG care web page support is provided. Individual membership dues, fees or other charges are NOT required. These meetings are free, public and open to all.