BASH Examples

I have been earnestly studying BASH for a while now, but I recently came across something that will be very useful and I thought I’d pass it along.

Famously enough I run Ubuntu (a Debian-based distribution of Linux).  This is where I do my scripting in BASH, though I also use BASH on my Mac (native) and Windows (through Cygwin).

I have discovered a package called bash-doc which contains a plethora of BASH example scripts and code chunks.

To install bash-doc you just mark it for installation in Synaptic and Apply that change.

  • System —> Administration —> Synaptic Package Manager
  • Scroll down to locate bash-doc
  • Right-click on bash-doc and select Mark for Installation
  • Click the Apply button
  • Double-check the package you are installing and click OK

Alternatively you could enter this simple line of code directly into BASH via the terminal: sudo apt-get install bash-doc (your password will be required either way).

Once you have installed this package you will find a host of examples:


Have fun with that.  I know I will.


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