LPI Linux Certification/Automating Tasks Using Scripts

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Candidates should be able to write simple scripts to automate tasks using different common scripting languages. Tasks for automation include checking processes, process execution, parsing logs, synchronising files across machines, monitoring files for changes, generating and sending e-mail alerts and notifying administrators when specified users log in or out.

  • Key knowledge area(s):
    • Standard text manipulation software such as awk and sed
    • BASH
    • cron configuration files
    • at daemon usage
    • Remote copying software such as rsync and scp
    • Perl: basic commands
  • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
    • perl, bash, awk, sed
    • crontab
    • at