Variables in Bash

For those of you that have dabbled in programming before, you’ll be quite familiar with variables. For those of you that haven’t, think of a variable as a temporary store for a simple piece of information. These variables can be very useful for allowing us to manage and control the actions of our Bash Scripts. Today we’ll go through a variety of different ways that variables have their data set and ways we can then use them.

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Managing WordPress with WP-CLI

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WP-CLI is a command line interface which allows the users to manage their WordPress web sites from the command prompt. Upgrades can be performed, backups can be generated, new posts can be published and most of the regular admin actions can be performed with a set of commands.

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Hello World in Bash

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This is how you would display “Hello World” in Bash.

Create a text file called hello_world.sh containing the following code:

Navigate to a directory where your hello_world.sh is located and make the file executable:
Now you are ready to execute your first bash script: