InfoWorld on Why BASH Still Matter
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Even with all of the "new" scripting languages that have cropped up, BASH is still very relevant on UNIX. BASH still has an important place, especially in the world of UNIX systems administration.
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I am a big believe in BASH. It's still my go to tool for most scripting in UNIX. It is everywhere, which makes a big difference. People used to use Perl because it was so ubiquitous. But on current systems it is Python that I see more commonly. Node.js, Ruby and Go are out there a lot too. The one thing that you can almost always count on is BASH. It's simple, it's standard and it is really fast to do simple things.