Shell Command

nathaniel's Avatar
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Hey ppl

Now I want to know what is the shell command and what it means

Thanks
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Shell is a piece of software that provides an interface for users. Typically, the term refers to an operating system shell which provides access to the services of a kernel.
pradeep's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2005
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A shell is a piece of software that provides an interface for users. Typically, the term refers to an operating system shell which provides access to the services of a kernel. However, the term is also applied very loosely to applications and may include any software that is "built around" a particular component, such as web browsers and email clients that are "shells" for HTML rendering engines. The name 'shell' originates from shells being an outer layer of interface between the user and the innards of the operating system (the kernel).

Operating system shells generally fall into one of two categories: command line and graphical. Command line shells provide a command line interface (CLI) to the operating system, while graphical shells provide a graphical user interface (GUI).
talk2mohdsaif's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2009
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can u tell me about shell programming where it is to write and how i run will execute....
karthigayan's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2010
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Shell programming is noting but a sequence of instructions which includes some of the shell commands.

It provide the way to achieve complex task which can not be achieved by command line.

Shell scripts are mostly used to for file manipulation.
thillai_selvan's Avatar, Join Date: Feb 2010
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As similar to unix commands a sequence of unix/linux commands can be placed in to a file for achieving a complex task. This is known as shell script