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The purpose of this Bash Scripting Tutorial is to get you started with Bash scripting as fast as possible without any prior knowledge. This Bash scripting Tutorial can also serve you as a quick, comprehensive guide to the Bash Scripting basics without much technical jargon. However, understanding basic programming concepts when reading going through this tutorial will be advantages.

If you are looking for a beginner style Bash scripting tutorial covering the bash scripting fundamentals in more detail, visit our Bash Scripting Tutorial for Beginners.

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Bash Scripting Tutorial

Bash Scripting Tutorial

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Any GNU/Linux operating system
Software Bash interpreter and any text editor
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Hello World Bash Script Example

Let’s start with the most simplistic “Hello World” bash script example. Either use any text editor of your choice or execute the below command sequence from your terminal to create the basic Hello World bash script.