what is shell

+7 John Lord · February 2, 2015
What is shell where can i learn it and what is it used for

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+3 Jagdeep Matharu · June 25, 2015
Using Shell is one of the best thing i belive that "Computers" have, although list is long about its benefits but some of the highlights are :

  1. Combine lengthy and repetitive sequences of commands into a single, simple command.

  2. Generalize a sequence of operations on one set of data, into a procedure that can be applied to any similar set of data. 

  3. Create new commands using combinations of utilities in ways the original authors never thought of.

  4. Simple shell scripts might be written as shell aliases, but the script can be made available to all users and all processes. Shell aliases apply only to the current shell.

  5. Wrap programs over which you have no control inside an environment that you can control. 

  6. Create customized datasets on the fly, and call applications (e.g. matlab, sas, idl, gnuplot) to work on them, or create customized application commands/procedures.

  7. Rapid prototyping (but avoid letting prototypes become production)

To learn more about all Shell Commands visit this page here : 
+1 thesonyman101@gmail.com Sylvester · July 30, 2016
Shell is basically the lang of the terminal you can learn it at codeaccedemy.com
+1 Linux Bash · November 13, 2016
Simply said, shell is a program that reads input from keyboard and sends it to operating system to process. If you want to know more about shell visit: http://www.masteringunixshell.net/qa56/what-is-shell.html 
+1 Wilson Li · October 20, 2017
Also, anyone has basic sense of PowerShell? 
+1 Miss Protocol · October 2, 2015
simple and short > shell is a program that opens another program.
+1 Otto Von Chesterfield · July 7, 2015
Shell scripting automates everyday chores with ease!
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Shell Scripting


A shell script is a computer program designed to be run by the Unix shell, a command line interpreter. The various dialects of shell scripts are considered to be scripting languages.

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