BASH Scripting

BASH is an incredibly powerful, yet easy to learn programming language. The BASH environment is native to all MacOSX, Linux, and Unix operating systems, and available for Windows, Android, and iOS with a simple application download. It’s versatility and widespread use make it a necessary tool in the computing world. This workshop will guide you through the first steps of becoming a BASH aficionado. No prior knowledge of programming is required, as this workshop is designed to help newbies and experienced users alike.

Workshop Topics

  • Navigating files
  • Basic utilities in BASH
  • Basic programming concepts
  • Regular Expressions
  • Writing and executing script files
Prerequisites: A familiarity with basic computer functions and a willingness to learn. Coding experience is also encouraged.


PantherIDs are required for attendance at the workshop. Not a member of the GSU community? Bring this form and $10 (checks only accepted; no cash!).

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