Trustworthy Systems

Bourne shell tutorial


Peter Chubb



The Bourne shell is universally available on every Linux system, from the least-powerful embedded device, to the largest supercomputer. In this tutorial, we'll cover the basics of: The Shell's input: how it reads words, splits them, expands special stuff, etc. Control flow: case, if, while, for Common utilities: sed, awk, grep, test, find, xargs, etc

After some introductory material, we'll spend the time working together to build a simple server for fortunes/fables entirely in shell.

Attendees should bring laptops, and be competent with a text editor.

BibTeX Entry

    address          = {Ballarat},
    author           = {Chubb, Peter},
    booktitle        = {},
    month            = jan,
    note             = {Tutorial at},
    title            = {Bourne Shell Tutorial},
    video            = {},
    year             = {2012}