Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Adventures: Other Shells and Power Terminals

Two new Adventures! First, we'll look at some of the other shell programs available to Linux users. Most are of historical interest, but one attempts to do bash one better. Learn more about Other Shells.

Second, we'll explore some of the often overlooked features of our most frequently used command line tool-- our terminal emulator. Explore Power Terminals.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Adventure: AWK

Another new Adventure! The AWK programming language is one of the truly classic Unix tools still in wide use today. Often embedded in shell scripts or employed directly at the command line, this powerful and elegant text processing and pattern matching language is a must-have for every Linux user's toolbox. In this adventure, we'll try it out.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Adventure: dialog

Another new Adventure! dialog is a program that, as the name might suggest, creates dialog boxes in text mode. We can use it to give our scripts a friendly face. In this adventure, we will look at what it does, and how to use it.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Adventure: tput

Another new Adventure! Tired of looking at the same old text? Learn how to add color and text effects to your scripts with tput.