Intro to Linux Shell Scripting (Free course)

Get up to speed with Linux shell scripting quickly

4.69 (8368 reviews)
Programming Languages
1 hour
Feb 2024
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What you will learn

After you complete this course you will understand the basics of writing a shell script.


In this mini-course, you'll learn the essentials of writing your own Linux shell scripts, including:

  • How to avoid the most common mistakes made by inexperienced shell scripters.
  • Understanding and using best practices and standard conventions. (If you don't follow these guidelines you'll look like a rank amateur.)
  • A simple technique that can make amazingly complex scripts easy to write.

I've used shell scripts to save myself countless hours of tedious work.  More importantly, having the ability to write shell scripts has helped me enormously in my career.

Not only did I get to take on some very interesting projects because I had the ability to shell script, I was also able to jump right to the front of the line when it came time for promotions.

I want that same thing for you, too!

Even if you're not interested in furthering your career, you can write shell scripts that organize your vacation photos, track your stock portfolio, and more...

I can't wait to see what shell scripts you create!



Linux Shell Scripting

Writing Your First Shell Script
Shell Builtin Commands
Variables, Comments, and Capitalization
Writing Long and Complicated Scripts
Making Decisions in Your Scripts and Using Builtin Shell Variables.
Bonus Lecture: Get my advanced shell scripting course at the maximum discount!


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October 27, 2023
Very nice introduction to the subject. This course won't make you a shell scripting pro, but it's a great free demo of the instructor's way of teaching.
July 2, 2023
Simple as he specifies at the description, just the crash course to understand some specific things related with his other courses.
February 6, 2023
I have known most of what is in the course so far, however the course is comprehensible and well put together. Would be good for someone who is very fresh to BASH and/or Mac/Linux
December 11, 2022
Jason is clear and precise with his explanations. It helps that I already know a little bit about using the CLI but even for a complete beginner this is a good place to start.
December 11, 2022
All good, but it would be even better with an explanation in the introduction, of why is it useful for some jobs, and which jobs need knowledge of bash scripting.
November 17, 2022
I need to learn all what it is taught in this course. I am also taking notes. I would like to master scripting.
November 9, 2022
Very good for beginners for shell scripting. You should have some basic computer knowledge tho, preferably a little bit about linux.
October 30, 2022
Good understanding for beginners. Ones feels to explore more on this topic after completing this course.
September 26, 2022
it was fine .. i learned few things as a beginner ... i didn't struggle much since i know how variables and conditions work .. overall am satisfied and thankful
September 5, 2022
such a timewaste and money waste..din't expect like this videos on udemy. this is just introduction video only. it is available in free websites to .but is just totally cheating.In states it might be 10$ but in asia these unuseful marketing of udemy just exposed how it is money hingry.i request for refund.
August 28, 2022
I did this course because another course I was doing had no practical examples. It was all talk. Now I have some practice
August 14, 2022
it was beginer friendly , I am just starting linux , because of the way this course was made i was able to grasp
August 14, 2022
Introduced to much information all at once, and also went too fast at certain parts. The part you went to fast on was SKILL variable area towards the end.
August 7, 2022
Excellent! Teaches you the best practices so you do not have to spend more time unlearning bad practices.
June 19, 2022
Before taking a full course on linux admin and shell scripting thought to see some free courses on this topic.



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