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Automation Using Bash and Expect

Automation Using Bash and Expect


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description
Discover process automation for Unix and Linux systems with Bash and Expect shell scripts. See how to create Expect scripts to automate inputs to another command or script; prompt for user input with the interact command; employ autoexpect; automate FTP and SCP sessions to transfer files; and use rsync and SSH for secure local and remote backups of files and directories. Use the Korn shell and the C shell and compare them to Bash.

Target Audience
System administrators, DevOPS, software developers, and users who may need to create scripts to automate processes in a Linux or Linux-like environment

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.1

Lesson Objectives

Automation Using Bash and Expect

  • start the course
  • create a script that can automate inputs to another command or script using expect
  • use the expect interact command to prompt the user for input in an automated script
  • work with autoexpect to create scripts and control advanced features of expect
  • automate an FTP session to transfer files
  • automate file transfers over SCP in an expect script
  • back up files or directories using rsync on a local system via an expect script
  • use rsync and ssh to transfer or back up files and directories between remote systems via an expect script
  • work with the Korn shell and identify some of its differences from Bash
  • use the C shell and identify the differences between the two shell environments
  • create scripts to automate processes and create backups on local and remote systems
  • Course Number:
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    Expertise Level
    Intermediate