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2016-02-03 - shell-fu, Isaac (.ike) Levy
18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St


shell-fu in 3 short talks

To say everything starts with the shell, is quite an understatement. Portable shell programming does not have to be painful, exposing the raw power of UNIX with shell can even be fun.

This talk is relevant for expert and novice alike, aimed at anyone who uses UNIX systems.

Not the 'shell tricks' variety of talk, but a language discussion focused on portability, and showing off how simple and profoundly powerful portable shell can be.

We will cover:

  • the 3 finger claw technique
  • using atomic filesystem operations
  • general shell-fu, input and variable handling

There is always something amazing to learn about sh(1).

Speaker Bio

Isaac (.ike) Levy is a crusty UNIX Hacker.

A long-time community contributor to the *BSD's, ike is obsessed with high-availability and redundant networked servers systems, mostly because he likes to sleep at night. Standing on the shoulders of giants, his background includes partnering to run a Virtual Server ISP before anyone called it a cloud, as well as having a long history building internet-facing infrastructure with UNIX systems.

.ike has been a part of NYC*BUG since it was first launched in January 2004. He was a long-time member of the Lower East Side Mac Unix User Group, and is still in denial that this group no longer exists. He has spoken frequently on a number of UNIX and internet security topics at various venues, particularly on the topic of FreeBSD's jail(8).