Southsider (Pub)

3 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh
EH8 9EF
  • 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