Edinburgh Linux Users Group

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month (or the next week if it's January 1st or 2nd) from 7:30pm at Southsider, 3 - 7 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9EF.

We are a not-for-profit group based in Edinburgh. We aim to promote the use of Linux, other Open Source tools and provide user help in a convivial setting, through talks, demos and related volunteer-led activities.


For more details view our website at www.edlug.org.uk

  • Tonight's talk will be given by Tai Kedzierski, covering bash scripting and how to write clean scripts.

    Writing shell scripts is a common system administrator task, and whilst a programming practice, generally does not follow the same rigours of software development process - as a result, bash scripts are often regarded merely as ugly, unmaintainable shims.

    Tai will give some examples of some of his bash scripts from years ago, compared to their cleaner counterparts today, and how he has tried to treat bash as a "real" programming language using shellcheck, git version control, and bash-builder.

    git : git-scm.com

    Shellcheck: shellcheck.net

    bash-builder: github.com