How to Automate a Process with Bash

by Rob Richardson



About Me

Rob Richardson

Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, React and Vue. He's a frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development. You can find this and other talks on https://robrich.org/presentations and follow him on twitter at @rob_rich.

Why Bash?

Which shell?

Which shell?

see also https://linuxhint.com/powershell-bash-shell-scripting/


Running commands from bash shell

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Recursively count the number of files in the directory

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Submit the JSON data to the API

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Download weather forecast for location

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Helpful shell commands

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Parse report:

  • copy report from file share
  • print sum of column 8
  • print line count
  • error if file not found

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DevOps build:

  • git checkout latest
  • docker build & push
  • start on kubernetes

How do we automate this?

With bash scripts.