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MacTech Article: 2701Mac in the Shell

27.01 Mac in the Shell: More Ruby Basics for IT

by Edward Marczak
Jan, 2011 Issue


Article Synopsis

Last month, we continued our look at using the Ruby language as a way for System Administrators to automate tasks and generally make their life easier. We started off with a sample program that copies a file to each directory under /Users on a system. This month, we have some refinements and additions to that script that will introduce a few new concepts, while keeping a practical example in mind.




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