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 either a simple server for fortunes/fables entirely in shell. If we have time, we'll add a GUI using xdialog. Attendees should bring laptops, and be competent with a text editor.
Peter has been using the Unix since 1979. He started using Linux with the Manchester Computer Centre interim distribution, in 1992 on a 50MHz 486 with 1M RAM and 1G SCSI disc.
Peter is well known in the Linux and Unix communities, having helped to found SLUG (the Sydney Linux User Group), and being a regular contributer to LCA