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HOWTO: Sending emails from shell scripts in Debian Linux

Purpose: There are times when you would like to send out emails from your Linux machine using a shell script. Another example would be that suppose you install a web application like mediawiki or mantis on your machine and both of them have features like sending emails to the users upon registration, etc. In order […]

Info: A text-based progress bar for shell scripts and commands in Linux

Purpose: If you are into writing shell scripts and you wish you could display a nice little text progress bar as your shell scripts execute different commands, then your worries are over. In this blog entry we will see how we can implement a text progress bar in our shell scripts using a very handy […]

HOWTO: Encrypting a shell script on a Linux or Unix based system

Purpose: This blog entry will explain how to encrypt a shell script on your Linux or a Unix based system. Although there might be other ways to encrypt your shell script I found this one the most easiest to use. We will encrypt the script using the shc utility.  I have been using this utility since last 3 years and it works great in

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