[Chicago-talk] Robust Shell Scripting using Bash 3.x

Dave Hoover dave at obtiva.com
Wed Mar 12 03:20:05 PDT 2008

Thank you Michael Potter for teaching us about the nooks and crannies
of bash gotchas and best practices.  For anyone who is interested in
downloading the slides, visit http://tinyurl.com/34nhrd

On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Dave Hoover <dave at obtiva.com> wrote:
> Michael Potter has stepped up to talk about Bash at the meeting at IIT
>  in Wheaton on Tuesday night.  We'll likely be hearing more from Fred
>  Polgardy about JavaScript in April.
>  You can find directions at http://chicago.pm.org/meetings/#wheaton
>   Robust Shell Scripting using Bash 3.x
>   Tuesday March 11th 2008
>   Wheaton, Illinois Institute of Technology - Rice Campus, Room 103
>   ----------------
>   bash (and scripting languages in general) act as the glue that hold other
>   system components together.  This presentation will focus on the underutilized
>   features of bash that are critical to building production quality scripts.
>   Demos will show you how and why to turn these features on.
>   Much of the bash syntax is redundant; I will also explain which syntax
>   to use and which syntax to avoid.
>   Knowledge of any of the common UNIX scripting languages will be sufficient
>   to attend this meeting.
>   ----------------
>   Michael has been working IT industry since 1989 when he
>   switched from programming automotive embedded systems.
>   Since that time he has been involved in projects related
>   to moving mainframe applications to UNIX and Linux using
>   opensource technologies.  Projects have included a CICS
>   emulater written in C, a source code control and configuration
>   system built on top of cvs, a DFSORT like set of utilities
>   that work similar to sed/grep/sort tools on unix, and
>   a JCL to bash conversion scheme.
>   You can reach Michael at michael at potter.name
>  --
>  Dave Hoover
>  //obtiva:  Agility applied. Software delivered.

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