Bash is an sh-compatible command language interpreter that executes commands read from the standard input or from a file. bash scripts uses positional parameters to process command line arguments in a bash shell script, to get process status, exit status and options flag.as an arguments to process the inputs. Learn to identify, and use these parameters to add more logic and functionality in your bash scripts.
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Top 10 Bash Programming Guides, Reference & Tools
Bash is a Unix/Linux command interpreter (shell). Bash is the Bourne Again SHell created as part of GNU Project. Bash is an Bourne shell compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). It offers functional improvements over Bourne shell for both programming and interactive use. In addition, most Bourne shell scripts can be run by Bash without modification. Bash is intended to conform to the IEEE POSIX P1003.2/ISO 9945.2 Shell and Tools standard.
Bash was originally written by Brian Fox of the Free Software Foundation. The current developer and maintainer is Chet Ramey of Case Western Reserve University.
The improvements offered by Bash include:
- Command line editing
- Unlimited size command history
- Job Control
- Shell Functions and Aliases
- Indexed arrays of unlimited size
- Integer arithmetic in any base from two to sixty-four
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