Bash series
Bash

10 minute read

Bash scripts give you the ability to turn a tedious series of commands into an easily runnable and repeatable script. With many real-world use cases, like ...

8 minute read

One thing that bash is excellent at is manipulating strings of text. If you’re at the command line or writing a small script, then knowing some bash string...

7 minute read

Bash is not just a UNIX shell, it’s also a programming language. And like most programming languages, it has variables. You use these shell variables when...

15 minute read

Bash (bourne again shell) has been around since 1989 and owes its longevity to its usefulness and flexibility. While it’s the default login and command shel...

Command Line Tools

26 minute read

It turns out Awk is pretty simple. It has only a couple of conventions and only a small amount of syntax. It’s straightforward to learn, and once you underst...

3 minute read

When the AWK tutorial came out, one of the questions on hacker news was how you use AWK with CSV (comma-separated value) files. The thing that prevents a...

18 minute read

Background: Fingers, Head, and Google Whenever I reach a stopping point in my work, I use a bash alias called gwip1 to create a ‘work in progress’ commi...