The shell remains one of the most powerful tools on a computer system yet a large number of users are unaware of how much can be accomplished with it. Using a combination of simple commands, you will see how to solve complex problems in day-to-day computer usage.
This video will take you through useful real-world examples to make your daily life easy when working with the shell. It shows you how to effectively use the shell to accomplish complex tasks with ease. Starting with the basics of the shell, you will learn simple commands and their usages, allowing you to perform operations on different kinds of files. We then explain text processing and web interaction, and conclude with backups, monitoring, and other sysadmin tasks.
This is an an excellent guide on solving day-to-day problems using the shell and a few powerful commands together to create solutions.
About The Author
Sarath Lakshman is a 23-year-old who was bitten by the Linux bug during his teenage years. He is a software engineer working for the ZCloud engineering group at Zynga, India. He is a life hacker who loves to explore innovations. He is a GNU/Linux enthusiast and hactivist of free and open source software. He spends most of his time hacking with computers and having fun with his great friends.
Sarath is well known as the developer of SLYNUX (2005)â€”a user friendly GNU/Linux distribution for Linux newbies. The free and open source software projects he has contributed to are PiTiVi Video editor, SLYNUX GNU/Linux distro, Swathantra Malayalam Computing, School-Admin, Istanbul, and the Pardus Project. He has authored many articles for the Linux For You magazine on various domains of FOSS technologies.
He had made a contribution to several different open source projects during his multiple Google Summer of Code projects. Currently, he is exploring his passion about scalable distributed systems in his spare time.Â
Shantanu Tushar has been an advanced GNU/Linux user since his college days. He works as an application developer and contributes to the software in KDE projects. Shantanu has been fascinated by computers since he was a child, and spent most of his high school time writing C code to perform daily activities.
Since he started using GNU/Linux, he has been using shell scripts to make the computer do all the hard work for him. He also takes time to visit students at various colleges to introduce them to the power of free software, including its various tools.
Shantanu is a well-known contributor in the KDE community and works on Calligra, Gluon, and the Plasma subprojects. He looks after maintaining Calligra Activeâ€”KDE's office document viewer for tablets, Plasma Media Center, and the Gluon Player. One day, he believes, programming will be so easy that everybody will love writing programs for their computers.Â