LPI Linux Certification/Customize Or Write Simple Scripts

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Candidates should be able to customize existing scripts, or write simple new BASH scripts.

  • Key knowledge area(s):
    • Use standard sh syntax (loops, tests).
    • Use command substitution.
    • Test return values for success or failure or other information provided by a command.
    • Perform conditional mailing to the superuser.
    • Correctly select the script interpreter through the shebang (#!) line.
    • Manage the location, ownership, execution and suid-rights of scripts.
  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
    • for
    • while
    • test
    • if
    • read
    • seq