I wrote my first real (more than 3 lines) bash script at work today. It isn’t that complex, but I wanted to write it in bash instead of PHP, because I really need to learn it.
So far, color me impressed. I’m amazed at how easy it is to do stuff like string manipulation. I want to get good at it since ebuilds are written in bash, and I need the practice. My big goal is to write “dvd2mkv” in bash as well. The bonus is that it will remove one major dependency: PHP 5.1. That, and it will be hard as crap. Trial by fire, says me.