Ed Smeltz presents How to speed up your bash scripts at Akron Linux User Group

I attended Akron Linux User Group today as Ed Smeltz was about to deliver his talk titled “How to speed up your bash scripts”.

Meetup link: http://www.meetup.com/Akron-Linux-Users-Group/events/221464345/

I got a chance to speak to him about his voluminous book and learned that he has come up with quite a human to script table of contents in his new book titled “High Performance Linux Shell Programming Reference 2015 Edition”.

The book is available to buy at booklocker.com here: http://booklocker.com/books/7831.html

I uploaded all the videos from the night and added them to a playlist found here:

Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va9Wh8AuuPE&list=PLA8bbF-9MWQWz-rpBDOg7saoByONnYxT5

Individual videos I link below for convenience:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va9Wh8AuuPE
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYxfVx5sWRo
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Ntd94KxrI
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry1TgTzuTXI

I promised Ed that I will share knowledge of his book with others.

I did so on reddit’s bash sub-reddit here:


As well as on #bash channel on irc.