Build File Utilities with Linux Shell Script

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn the structure of Linux file system

Learn the commands to manipulate files in Linux

Create file utilities with shell scripts

1.5 hours
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

In this 1.5 hour guided project, you will learn about the Linux file system. How to manipulate files in Linux as well as using shell script to build useful utilities. At the end of this project, you will have built 3 useful file utility shell scripts (5 if you participate in the optional practice and cumulative challenge).

Skills you will develop

  • Shell Script

  • File System

  • Linux

  • Ubuntu

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Task 1: Overview, hands on with file system, copy, move commands.

  2. Task 2: copy4root: shell script basics and condition testing

  3. Task 3: copy4root: copy the directory, finish with change owner and change mode

  4. Optional: After task 3 assessment

  5. Task 4: incarchive: generate a filename stem

  6. Task 5: inarchive: archive and compress incrementally

  7. Optional: After task 5 practice

  8. Task 6: restorearchive: restore from incremental archives

  9. Optional: cumulative challange

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