Hi, A friend of mine at UDSM is doing a course that requires shell scripting so I agree to take time out an cover the basic of shell scripting, and you are welcome to join us. It really for beginners in shell. Day 1: Laying the Foundation What Is a Shell? A shell is a program that takes commands you typed and tell the operating system to run them. The shell interprets your commands. For example, you may use the shell to enter a command to list the files in a directory, such as ls, or a command to copy a file, such as cp. More on Day 1: Laying Foundation NOTE: To comment you need to subscribe to the blog.