Devry Material Netw240 Shell Script Project Paper Guidelines

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UNIX system administrators write shell scripts to automate repetitive administrative tasks that would otherwise take up a large portion of their daily work schedule. For example, a shell script can be written to perform the nightly system backup. The script can be scheduled in crontab to execute after hours when the system is not being used.

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NETW240 Shell Scripting - Class Project GuideShell Scripting Project Paper GuidelinesUNIX system administrators write shell scripts to automate repetitive administrative tasks that would otherwise take up a large portion of their daily work schedule. For example, a shell script can be written to perform the nightly system backup. The script can be scheduled in crontab to execute after hours when the system is not being used. The shell script benefits the company and administrator since a trip back to work later in the evening is unnecessary. Many other system administration tasks can be automated to relieve the administrator of having to lose valuable time performing routine, but necessary, tasks. The list shows a few of the daily activities that can be automated through shell scripting: * Parsing user directories to check for large files that eat up valuable disk space; * Logging user log-in activity to detect unauthorized remote access attempts; * Checking system and user files for suspicious activity; and * Checking system file permissions to ensure system security.Shell ScriptingA shell script is a file containing a sequence of UNIX shell commands that can be interpreted by the UNIX shell. The UNIX shell is a command line interpreter that interprets valid commands entered via the keyboard. The shell can view a list of UNIX shell commands listed in a file and sequentially interpret each command on a line-by-line basis - serving as a programming language. The fol

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