Using shell scripts to make life more manageable

R.A. Jansen

Astronomy Computer Users Group
ASU, October 23 2002

  • Anything you can do, scripts can do faster
    • Be smart and leave stupid jobs to the shell

    • Interface between program packages

  • Macros, scripts, and programs
    • Practical definition / general rule of thumb

  • Examples: C-shell scripts
    • Overview of features

    • Dissecting a few scripts

    • Stringing things together

  • Messing about with Postscript figures