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Subject: [aclug-L] ACLUG Meeting 11/22/99
From: Dale W Hodge <dwh@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:24:49 -0600 (CST)
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

             Air Capital Linux Users Group of Wichita, KS

 * Monday, November 22, 1999 - Introduction to Shell Scripting
 * Monday, December 06, 1999 - TBA
Contact:  aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Location: 7:00/7:30 PM in 260 Jabara Hall at Wichita State (details below)
          This event is free and open to the public.  Please forward this
          message to anyone you feel may be interested in attending.


 * ACLUG meeting on Monday, November 22
 * Other Business - Perl Books & Online Class - Logo Contest
 * Meeting schedule
 * Upcoming events
 * When to arrive: Meeting format
 * How to find us: Location information and links to maps
 * Contacts, Background information on ACLUG, and miscellaneous

Introduction to Shell Scripting.

A few weeks ago we introduced you to the bash command shell. Tonight we
will introduce you to the concept of shell scripting - a means of
automating routine tasks.  

Shell scripts are similar in concept to DOS Batch Files - in that they
allow you place a series of commands that might be otherwise be typed at 
a command prompt into a text file that will carry them out one by one.

Shell scripts differ from batch files in that BASH provides a much richer
feature set for scripts than DOS does for batch files. 

Tonight's meeting will overview the features in BASH as they may be used
in shell programming.  By the end of the meeting you should be able to
write a simple bash shell script by yourself. Questions about advanced
scripting topics will be answered as time permits. 

Tonight's meeting will be presented by Clint Brubakken  


The Perl Programming books are in! If you did not pick up your book at the
last meeting, please try to make the meeting on the 22nd. If this is not
possible, please contact aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx so other arrangements can be
made.  A separate annoucement will be sent when the class is ready to

ACLUG will be launching a Logo Contest in December. The ACLUG Staff feels
it's time come up with an offical ACLUG Logo, and will be inviting members
to submit designs for judging.  Official specifications and rules of the
contest will sent out in a separate annoucement. 

If you have suggestions for a future Workshop, or a topic for a
future meeting, please feel free to send your suggestions to


Pursuant to decisions made on August 16, 1999, ACLUG meetings will be 
scheduled as follows:

 * Every other Monday Beginning August 30, at 7:00/7:30 PM

Meetings will be held in 260 Jabara Hall on the campus of Wichita State
University as always.  Details on the event schedule and upcoming events can
be found at; maps can be found at


Please send suggestions for future topics to aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx or mention
them at the meeting.  Consider this the ACLUG suggestion box! :-)

 +++ We need meeting topics and volunteer speakers for the meetings.+++   


One issue that has been somewhat troublesome is making presentations
interesting and useful for people with a wide range of Linux experiences. 
We want our meetings to be useful for as many people as possible, so our
plan is this: For those of you that are starting out with Linux, or just
interested in what Linux can do, please feel free to join us at 7:00 PM on
each meeting date (every other Monday starting August 30th).  We'll cover
some basics about the evening's topic or Linux in general, or  have an
informal Q&A time, depending on what the people present prefer. Also, 
if you have any Linux questions (beginning or advanced), we'd like to get to
them between 7 and 7:30 so that the evening doesn't get too late for those
that have to work or go to class in the morning.

Our regular presentation will begin at 7:30 as it always has.  Of course, if
you can make it at 7, you're encouraged to stay for the whole program.  You
are welcome to arrive at either 7 or 7:30.


 We will hold the this event in the Computer Science Department in
Jabara Hall on the main east campus of Wichita State University.
ACLUG has assembled some driving instructions on the Web at  We will be located on the second floor of
Jabara Hall.  We expect to be in room 260, but we'll be sure to post
signs if we need to relocate elsewhere.  You'll be able to find a sign
on the wall in front of the 2nd floor elevator when you arrive.

Room 260 is almost directly in front of you as you exit the second-floor


For more information

Further details will be posted to the aclug-announce mailing list; you can
subscribe for free at

About the Air Capital Linux Users Group

ACLUG was created in early 1998 as a group to help people discover
better ways to take advantage of modern computing through the use of
Linux.  All ACLUG events are free; we have hosted two free Linux
installation events, during which Linux was installed on dozens of
computers for no charge.  We would like to show the benefits of Unix
operating systems such as Linux to as many people as possible.  ACLUG
members range from people just starting out with computers and Linux
to those that have written parts of the Linux system or are doing
computer research under the Linux platform.

About Linux
Linux is a modern, fully 32- and 64-bit operating system that runs on
a wide variety of hardware.  Its most popular use is on PC-style
hardware, where Linux can completely replace Windows 95, Windows 98,
or NT.  Linux sports astounding reliability, power, flexibility,
scalability, and networking.  Linux is the most popular OS for
Internet servers, beating NT.  Linux also works on less-expensive
computers than NT.

Linux is developed by a worldwide team of programmers: individuals,
companies, and universities using the Internet.  All source code is
available, allowing peer review -- which is important for an operating 

ACLUG would like to show you the benefits of Linux for home and
business use.  Feel free to attend one of our meetings or ask
questions about Linux at aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx.  You may also examine the
archives of previous discussions on our discussion lists at or join the list;
instructions for doing so are at
Announcements for upcoming ACLUG meetings and events will always be sent
first to the aclug-announce mailing lists.

      Dale W Hodge  ACLUG Newsletter Editor  aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx
      Visit the Aclug Companion at

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