Bash would be the default interactive shell on Linux these days, but as of late Ubuntu ( and maybe Debian? ), have switched to dash, because its lighter and more memory efficient.
fi is reversed if - this is a bourne-like shell convention. a case block for example ends with esac - the backwards spelling of case.
Apologies for typos - sent from a touchscreen....
On 12 Dec 2011, at 10:09, Frank Murphy <frankly3d at gmail.com> wrote:
> What language would be the one to learn,
> to help adapt\create scripts.
>> Is bash the de-facto,
> across Linux presently?
>>> Googled some basic stuff,
>http://www.injunea.demon.co.uk/pages/page203.htm> Looking for an idiots Guide, (book) preferably e
> O'Reilly has a choice,
> but haven't found the word "idiot"
> in any.
>> I can't use man *whatever
> too agile for me brain.
>> some seem to be if - else - fi,
> fi short for finish?
>> PS: Have also been told I may be dyslexic,
> (according to my daughter doing social studies, I score hight)
>> Frank Murphy
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