Tags: Scripting

Manipulating Binary Data with Bash

Bash is known for admin utilities and text manipulation tools, but the venerable command shell included with most Linux systems also has some powerful commands for manipulating binary data. One of the most versatile scripting environments available on Linux is the Bash shell. The core...
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How Brigade Shares Data Between Containers

Brigade provides a way to script multiple containers to perform a task. With Brigade, you can build things like CI systems, ETL pipelines, and distributed batch processors. One of the critical capabilities of Brigade is its ability to share data between containers. This article describes the two...
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Node.js Is Now Available as a Snap on Ubuntu, Other GNU/Linux Distributions

Node.js, the widely-used open-source and cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment for executing server-side  JavaScript code, is now officially available as a Snap package for the Linux platform. Now that Linux is the preferred development platform for developers visiting Stack Overflow, the...
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Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook – Book Review

Computer programmers, website developers, and people learning the basics as production managers of Linux and Unix systems will be able to acquire new information from this handbook. After reading this book, I wanted to share some of the key points with advanced engineers, as well as people starting...
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Linux Fu: Better Bash Scripting

It is easy to dismiss bash — the typical Linux shell program — as just a command prompt that allows scripting. Bash, however, is a full-blown programming language. I wouldn’t presume to tell you that it is as fast as a compiled C program, but that’s not why it exists. While a lot of people use...
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9 Shell Tips Every Developer Should Know

The shell is your friend. But many developers don’t really know the shell, the Unix or Linux command-line environment available in several operating systems. (Bash is the best known, but there are others.) Some of you, when you transitioned from Windows to Mac, took your (slow) clickety habits with...
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Bash Scripting Quirks & Safety Tips

Yesterday I was talking to some friends about Bash and I realized that, even though I’ve been using Bash for more than 10 years now there are still a few basic quirks about it that are not totally obvious to me. So as usual I thought I’d write a blog post. We’ll cover some bash basics (“how do you...
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Scripting IoT
At the upcoming Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit, Paul Sokolovsky will discuss some of the challenges of using scripting languages in embedded development.

Using Scripting Languages in IoT: Challenges and Approaches

Scripting languages (aka Very High-Level Languages or VHLLs), such as Python, PHP, and JavaScript are commonly used in desktop, server, and web development. And, their powerful built-in functionality lets you develop small useful applications with little time and effort, says Paul Sokolovsky, IoT...
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How To Write and Use Custom Shell Functions and Libraries

In Linux, shell scripts help us in so many different ways including performing or even automating certain system administration tasks, creating simple command line tools and many more. In this guide, we will show new Linux users where to reliably store custom shell scripts, explain how to write...
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