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HampusMa2991129dI agree. Its not that hard. But there are a lot of limitations
benj732129dUsually bash is very nice for file manipulation, renaming, moving stuff, even some quick csv manipulation (cut) and filter (using a bunch of grep with pipes is awesome!)
If it starts getting more complicated than that use some python and import OS for the bash functions
nbamaral4098128dcmd is way harder for minimal complex scripts :)
Condor36636128dBash is awesome.. kinda limited in functionality but I guess comparable to PHP in difficulty. One thing that's always baffled me though is POSIX compliance. It's difficult to see what's a bashism and what isn't, because some things that are supposedly bashisms do work in dash (/bin/sh). Other than that, I love the language.. and, well, it's the only programming language that I'm reasonably proficient in :')
BugsBuggy3641128dI'm a beginner and I'd say yeah its not tough. You can achieve some real tasks very easily. But, the only downside is that the syntax is so different than everything else that I've worked with, and it's a little not-so-easy to work with.
b4dev348127dWhat does your friend usually do?
Sysadmin here.. bash, ksh are really amazing. Like it more than Poweshell.
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