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Advanced Bash Automation for Web Developers

Instructor

Cameron Nokes
52m closed-captioning
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4.4
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Published 4 years ago
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Updated a year ago

Bash makes automation easy. Just a few lines of code can take care of repetitive tasks for you and your teammates.

In this course, we’ll dive deep into the automation potential of bash. You’ll learn to leverage common hooks that open up interesting automation possibilities, like git hooks, adding functions and aliases in your bash_profile, and running scheduled jobs in launchd.

For example, we’ll write a git hook that checks package.json for changes, and if there are changes, the hook runs npm install for you automatically.

Along the way, you’ll also learn:

  • more advanced bash commands like exec
  • syntax such as redirecting stdout and stderr to the same destination
  • timesaving tricks like brace expansions

Automation is all about saving you time — and at only 52 minutes, this course is well worth yours. Enjoy!

Learner Reviews

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    What did you like about this course?

    Great course! Two videos are more of node scripting than bash. This was great for me but I feet not totally expected from the description and considering more than elementary js/node knowledge assumed as a prerequisite could make some uneasy, in my opinion.

    Nikodem
    2 years ago
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    How will you use what you learned from this course?

    I'll use at least the shell expansion to copy files, thanks!

    Nicolas
    2 years ago
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    What would make this course a 7 for you?

    Overall it is an awesome course. Maybe more initial tips could be useful, for example I don't understand when to use that "#!/bin/bash" at the beginning or basic things like that.

    infoalberghi
    3 years ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Everything: Cameron's calm demeanor and deep knowledge, the super useful real-world examples... fingers crossed he'll release more content!

    Sarah
    3 years ago
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    How will you use what you learned from this course?

    a bit too difficult for my level but good nonetheless

    Florin Onciu
    3 years ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Learned a lot. Extremely well crafter material with real world examples, which are very helpful in day to day job. I look forward to more stuff from you. Thanks for sharing.

    Karen
    3 years ago

Course Content

52m • 17 lessons

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