Bourne-again shell (Bash)

The Bourne-again shell, almost always referred to simply as "Bash", interprets and executes input entered from a source such as the user or a program. Bash is an implementation of the shell concept and is often used during Python software development as part of a programmer's development environment.

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Bash resources

  • Bash Guide for beginners is an entire book for those new to working with commandlines. It covers commands, paths, Bash shell scripting, variables and many other critical topics that are necessary to move from beginner to advanced Bash user.

  • Advancing in the Bash shell covers important concepts such as bang syntax, movement commands, tab completion and aliases.

  • Mastering Bash and Terminal shows methods for repeating commands, changing directories and handling background processes.

  • Ten Things I Wish I’d Known About Bash covers some edge cases that are very useful to know about such as proper exit code usage and configuration options through the set command.

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