re: BASHing through the terminal VIEW POST

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Being heavily invested in shell scripting sometimes makes it hard to shift gears to other "real" languages. Haven't really found much, yet, that I can't accomplish more quickly in a shell script (due to the reflexive nature of same) ...And have also had a lot of people look at my shell code and remark, "I didn't know all of that could be done in shell scripting."

 

Would you say then that shell scripting is a beneficial "language" to learn? I have read blog posts saying that learning to shell script is a waste of time.

 

Depends on what you're doing. If you ever need to do OS-level tasks (rather than pure application-development), then it's foolish not to learn how to automate and optimize the execution of those tasks.

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