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Portland Linux/Unix Group: Lowest Common Denomiator Coding with vi and sh

PSU Maseeh Engineering Building
1930 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

On the lower level, follow the signs.



Who: Michael Dexter

What: Lowest Common Denominator Coding with vi and sh

Where: PSU, 1930 SW 4th Ave. Room FAB 86-01 (Lower Level)

When: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 7pm

Why: The pursuit of technology freedom

Stream: http://pdxlinux.org/live/

There are countless available text editors, programming languages and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) but few are guaranteed to be present on any given system. On POSIX Unix systems, the vi(1) text editor and sh(1) shell are required by the POSIX (opengroup.org) standard and might be the only development tools at your disposal. While some developers may consider these tools equivalent to a doughnut spare tire that should not be used over 50MPH, others embrace them and have used them for decades. Some would also argue that you should learn the rules before you break them in order to appreciate higher-level languages.

This talk will be a crash course in vi(1) and sh(1) with examples from a 2500 line virtualization management project that uses a number of scripting techniques.

Michael provides independent Unix support and organizes PLUG.

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.