Meetings are held on the first Monday 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
Welcome, to the first EdLUG talk of 2018 !
This month Shehraz Ditta will give a a dual-combo talk about Computer Chronicles, an 80's and 90's PBS broadcast television series that discussed the rise of personal computing and Internet in the industry ; and give an introduction for the Way Back Machine, also known as The Internet Archive, or Archive.org, a site on which as many web sites have been stored at various points in their history. Old site no longer reachable? The Way Back Machine just might have it!
Computer Chronicles: en.wikipedia.org
Way Back Machine: archive.org
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