A pypiserver Deployment Script

At Vendasta we’ve been slowly adopting pypi and pip for our internal code libraries and the time has come to deploy our own private pypi server. After evaluating a few options I settled on the simplistic pypiserver – a barebones implementation of the simple HTTP API to pypi. The deployment uses nginx as a front-end to pypiserver. pypiserver itself is ran and monitored using supervisord. I created a bash script that creates a user and group to run pypiserver and installs and runs nginx, supervisord and pypiserver. [Read More]
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Parsing bash script options with getopts

A common task in shell scripting is to parse command line arguments to your script. Bash provides the getopts built-in function to do just that. This tutorial explains how to use the getopts built-in function to parse arguments and options to a bash script.

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The Bash String Operators

A common task in bash programming is to manipulate portions of a string and return the result. bash provides rich support for these manipulations via string operators. The syntax is not always intuitive so I wanted to use this blog post to serve as a permanent reminder of the operators. The string operators are signified with the ${} notation. The operations can be grouped in to a few classes. Each heading in this article describes a class of operation. [Read More]