Complete Linux Bash Shell Scripting with Real Life Examples

Shell Scripting and Programming to Automate your Daily Tedious Tasks

Created by Imran Afzal
Last updated 2/2019
English [Auto-generated], Italian [Auto-generated]


This course is design for those who have some experience in Linux and want to learn or refine their Linux shell scripting skills.  Most of the scripts practiced in this training are based on real life examples.

For the hobbyists this is fun to do, for the aspiring Linux system admins these are essential skills and for the experienced Linux engineers these are skills to be consolidated

In this training we will cover the following:

  • Section 1 – (Lab Setup)·         What is Virtual Box?·         Downloading and installing Virtual Box·         Creating first virtual machine·         Linux installation
  • Section: 2 – (Shell Scripting Basics)·         What is Kernel?·         What is a Shell?·         Shell Scripting?·         Type of Shells·         Starting a Shell·         How to Run a Shell Script
  • Section: 3 – (Scripting Standards)·         Naming Convention·         Script File Permissions·         Shell Script Format·         Sequence of Script Execution
  • Section: 4 – (Basic Shell Scripts)·         Creating 1st script·         Script to run basic tasks·         Defining variable·         Input/output script·         Conditions/If else statement scripts·         Case statement scripts·         For loop scripts·         Do-while scripts·         Exist Status·         Handouts
  • Section: 5 – (Real Life Scripts)·         Accessing data from files·         Check remote servers connectivity·         Script for scheduling and notification·         Script to delete old files·         Backup filesystem·         For loops scripts for file system – 1·         For loops scripts for file system – 2·         Copy files to remote hosts·         User directory assignment·         List of users logged in by date·         Central logging (rsyslog) script·         Script for user account management·         Disable inactive users·         Check process status and killing it·         Status on total number of files·         Script to create system inventory·         Getting online help·         Homework
  • Bonus – (Extras)·         This section has so many extra lessons on Linux

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who has a good knowledge of Linux or Unix and wants to learn shell scripting
  • Anyone who wants to level up his or her career in Linux field
  • Anyone who wants to improve Linux skills
  • Administrators who are looking to automate their regular tedious tasks


  • Desire to learn shell scripting
  • Linux machine either running on a physical or virtual machine
  • Linux file editing skills
  • Familiarity with Linux command line


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