Shell Scripting

5 things you didn’t know about shell scripting

Shell scripting doesn't have to be boring. Let's look at a few common things that many don't know about about shell scripts and why we used it for Lynis. Did you know for example that you can use colors?

Summary of 5 things you didn’t know about shell scripting

Our security auditing tool Lynis is a toolkit consisting of several shell scripts. Many users of the software actually never realized it was written as a bunch of shells scripts. Now that the secret is out, it is time to learn why we used shell scripting. Here are 5 reasons! 1. Shell scripting is powerful Yes, people asked us why our tool Lynis was not written in Perl, Python, Ruby, C++ etc.

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