Overview

This guide is a followup to An Illustrated Guide to Shell Magic: Standard I/O & Redirection. It's about some of the other ways that Bash and its relatives provide for composable tools and general problem-solving.

It's far from comprehensive. Rather, it's a survey of some techniques and ideas that will let you spend less time typing and more time just doing stuff on a Raspberry Pi or similar machine.

We'll touch on documentation, software installation, persistent terminal sessions, keybindings, pattern matching, process monitoring, aliases, basic scripting, and more.

This guide was first published on Feb 24, 2015. It was last updated on Feb 24, 2015. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 04, 2015.