When writing bash scripts to run on Linux, it's often useful to perform operations relative to the executing script's current directory. But how do you get the absolute path to this directory? I have a useful little script that will get the current working path for you.
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Sending mail through the Linux command line can sometimes be a tricky issue. If you don't know how to set up your own mail server, but have a readily accessible SMTP residing elsewhere, I'll show you how to use a readily-available Debian/Ubuntu package to send your mail through this SMTP server quickly and easily.
Tweet I’ve been creating some bash scripts for an importer we are running at work. I was looking to do two things with this. Firstly, I wanted to brush up on my knowledge of bash scripting. Secondly, I wanted to improve the notifications sent out from the importer. I managed to get everything working fine. [...]