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Fw: Reminder: UNIGROUP 15-JUL-2010 (Thu): BASH Programming; Ubuntu UPSTART init daemon

From: badiane
Sent on: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:52 AM

--- On Wed, 7/14/10, Unigroup_of_NY <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Unigroup_of_NY <[address removed]>
Subject: Reminder: UNIGROUP 15-JUL-2010 (Thu): BASH Programming; Ubuntu UPSTART init daemon
To: [address removed]
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 3:01 AM

Unigroup is TOMORROW (Thursday)!
Please RSVP if you have not done so already, so we can order the
proper amount of food.  Please RSVP before Thursday.

Updated announcement...



      When:  THURSDAY, July 15th, 2010    (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

     Where:  The Cooper Union  <>
             School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
             41 Cooper Square  (3rd Avenue @ 7th St, between 6th & 7th Streets)
             East Village, Manhattan
             New York City
             Meeting Room: 506ES   (Note: Room Changes Month-to-Month)
             ** Please RSVP **

      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:30 PM - 6:45 PM  Ask the Wizard, Questions,
                                Answers and Current Events
             6:45 PM - 7:00 PM  Unigroup Business and Announcements
             7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

      Cost:  See the Meeting+Membership Fee Schedule Below.

     Topic:  BASH Shell Programming and The Ubuntu UPSTART Init Daemon

   Speaker:  Mark G. Sobell,
             Author of Various Unix/Linux Books,
             Sobell Associates Inc.



   Over the years, Unigroup has been raffling off review copies of
   various big and comprehensive Unix/Linux-related Books published
   by Addison Wesley/Prentice Hall... and many of them were authored
   by our July 2010 speaker...  Mark Sobell.  We are pleased to be
   able to have Mark present at Unigroup this month.

   Mark will be presenting a double topic, on BASH, and on UPSTART.
   (We can partition the available meeting time depending on audience
   topic preferences).



   To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
   Registration Page:

   This will allow us to automate the registration process.
   (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)
   Please avoid Emailed RSVPs.

   Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
   for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
   registered for this meeting, please check your Email for any last
   minute announcements as the meeting approaches.  Also make sure
   any anti-spam white-lists are updated to _ALLOW_ Unigroup traffic!
   If you block Unigroup Emails, your address will be dropped from
   our mailing list.

   Also, if you have an interest in Unigroup, be sure to receive
   Unigroup information DIRECTLY from Unigroup, via direct receipt
   of Emails and by visiting the Unigroup Web Site.  NO OTHER SOURCE
   provides timely, accurate and complete Unigroup information.

   Please RSVP as soon as possible, preferably at least 2-3 days
   prior to the meeting date, so we can plan the food order.
   RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting day.

   Note: RSVP is requested for this location to make sure the guard
         will let you into the building.  RSVP also helps us to
         properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
         seating, etc.) and speed up your sign-in at the meeting.
         If you forget to RSVP prior to the meeting day, you may
         still be able to show up and attend our meeting, however,
         we cannot guarantee what building security will do if
         you are "not on the list".



   Topic:  BASH Shell Programming and The Ubuntu UPSTART Init Daemon



   Because the traditional System V init daemon (SysVinit) does
   not deal well with modern hardware, including hotplug devices,
   USB hard and flash drives, and network-mounted filesystems,
   Ubuntu replaced it with the Upstart init daemon.  The
   runlevel-based SysVinit daemon uses runlevels
   (recovery/single-user, multi-user, and more) and links from the
   /etc/rc?.d directories to the init scripts in /etc/init.d to
   start and stop system services.  The event-based Upstart init
   daemon uses events to start and stop system services.


   The bash (Bourne-Again) Shell is based on Bourne Shell and has
   many enhancements drawn from the Korn and C Shells.  It was
   developed by the GNU Project and is widely used on UNIX-like
   systems.  It is useful both as an interactive shell and a
   high-level programming language.

   Detailed Outline:

   The Upstart init daemon
     - Definition of terms
     - Runlevel emulation
     - initctl
     - Jobs
     - Events
     - Job definition files

   Writing bash Shell Scripts
     - Quoting Mechanisms
     - Positional (Command Line) Parameters
     - File Descriptors
     - Redirecting Standard Output and Standard Error
     - Using exec to Redirect I/O
     - Command Substitution
     - Menus
     - Array variables
     - Functions

   References & Web Resources:

     Mark G. Sobell / Sobell Associates


   Speaker Biography:

   Mark G. Sobell, author of many best-selling books, including A
   Practical Guide to the UNIX System, UNIX System V: A Practical Guide,
   A Practical Guide to Solaris, and A Practical Guide to Linux,
   (all from Addison Wesley), as well as A Practical Guide to Red
   Hat Linux, Fifth Edition, A Practical Guide to Linux Commands,
   Editors, and Shell Programming, Second Edition, and A Practical Guide
   to Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition (available shortly) (all from Prentice
   Hall), and has more than twenty-five years of experience working with
   UNIX and Linux.

   Mark is the president of Sobell Associates Inc., a consulting firm
   that designs and builds custom software applications for UNIX and
   Linux systems and provides training and support.  Mr. Sobell started
   working with computers part time after high-school where he worked on
   the Dartmouth Time-sharing system where they developed the BASIC
   programming language and on IBM OS/360 systems.  He started writing
   when he worked for microcomputer company Cromemco in the late 1970's.
   He published his first book (A Practical Guide to UNIX) in 1982 and
   started Sobell Associates in 1984.  He has been writing and consulting
   ever since.


   Company Biography:

   (see above)



   Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have
   been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their
   books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our
   meetings.  The publishers always ask that the persons receiving
   the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

   Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support
   provided by their User Group programs.

   As always, all of the books will be available for review at the
   start of the meeting.

   We have some Solaris Related CD-ROMs from our friends at the
   local NYC Sun Microsystems Office.


   Fee Schedule:

   Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group,
   and its members pay a yearly membership fee.  For Unigroup members,
   there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting fees) during
   their membership year.  Non-members who wish to attend Unigroup
   meetings are usually required to pay a "Single Meeting Fee".

       Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       Student Yearly Membership (with current! ID):   $ 25.00
       Non-Member Single Meeting Fee:                  $ 20.00
       Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with! ID):   $  5.00

     * Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.

     ! Students: We are looking for proof that you are
       currently enrolled in classes (rather than working
       full-time), and as such, your Student ID should show
       a CURRENT date.  We have been presented Student IDs
       containing NO dates whatsoever, and in the
       current environment, perpetual/non-expiring access
       to university facilities just does not feel right.
       If your ID contains no date, please bring
       additional proof of current enrollment.  Thanks,

   NOTE: Simply receiving Unigroup Email Announcements does
         NOT indicate membership in Unigroup.

   Members: Remember to bring your Unigroup membership card with
            you to the meeting, to confirm your yearly renewal date!



   Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.  This
   includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna
   and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato,
   tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and
   assorted SOFT beverages.



     The Cooper Union  <>
     School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
     41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th St, between 6th & 7th Streets)
     East Village, Manhattan
     New York City
     Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room Changes Month-to-Month)

   Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
   new building with the non-traditional appearance.
   Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7 Street.

   Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
   Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
     directions to Unigroup (the room varies from month-to-month).

   Nearest mass transit stations are:
     '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                   then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
     'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                   then 1 block South.
     '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
     'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East.

   Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

   There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
     Astor Place (8th Street).


   Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
   Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



   ** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will appear
      in an upcoming announcement.  Unigroup issues a "Thank You"
      to all our speakers and sponsors!



   a) High Performance Computing Financial Markets Show 2010

      Date:  Mon, Sep 20, 2010

      Where: Roosevelt Hotel

      For information and online registration visit:

   b) CCW/SATCON/HD World/3D World 2010

      Dates: Wed, Oct 14, 2010
             Thu, Oct 14, 2010

      Where: Javits Convention Center, NYC

      For information and online registration visit:

   c) Interop New York 2010

      Dates: Wed, Oct 20, 2010  10:00am - 05:00pm
             Thu, Oct 21, 2010  10:00am - 03:00pm

      Where: Javits Convention Center, NYC

      For information and online registration visit:

   d) SC World Congress 2010

      Dates: Wed, Nov 10, 2010  01:35pm - 07:00pm
             Thu, Nov 11, 2010  09:30am - 04:00pm

      Where: Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, NYC

      For information and online registration visit:



   We have a series of meetings in the works:

   - Planning: DNS
   - Planning: Fibrechannel and Infiniband
   - Planning: IPsec and IPv6 and VPNs  (possibly 3 meetings)
   - Planning: Unix/Linux Authentication
   - Planning: NO SPAM!
   - Planning: Cloud and Grid Computing
   - Planning: Embedded Linux Development
   - Planning: Unix/Linux/BSD Distribution Round Table Discussions
   - Planning: Crypto / PKI / GPG-PGP
   - Planning: Anti-Virus
   - Unix/Linux/BSD Clusters and Clustered Databases
   - The latest on *BSD (NetBSD/OpenBSD)
   - Patching and Updating Unix/Linux/BSD (rpm. yum, yast, etc.)
   - Building Custom Kernels Unix/Linux/BSD
   - Are there too many Linux Distributions?
   - Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf
   - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
   - LAMP Part 2 - PHP
   - Field Trip to HP
   - Unix 40th Birthday Celebration
   - Samba
   - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
   - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
   - GNU Development Environments
   - iSCSI, Serial ATA, and other new peripheral technologies
   - Java and/or JavaScript Programming

   ** Unigroup Needs Speakers!!
   Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
   interested in.  Potential speakers on Unix/Linux/BSD related
   technology topics should please contact the Unigroup Board.



   Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
   the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.
   Unigroup is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded
   volunteer organization.  Unigroup holds regular and special event
   meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating to Unix
   and the Unix/Linux/BSD User Community.

   Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
   THURSDAY of Odd Months.  We generally try to hold Field Trip or
   Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
   ability to hold monthly meetings at our regular meeting location.

   Planned regular meeting dates are (usually 3rd Thursdays):
     7/15/2010, 9/??/2010, 11/18/2010, 1/20/2011, ...
   Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
   facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

   = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
   = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                                   =
   =                                         =

   For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing
   List send an EMail message to:
        unilist (-a_t-)

   To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:
        uniboard (-a_t-)

   If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
   Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will make
   corrections to our lists.

   Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential
   meeting topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and
   content suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer
   organization and we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you
   can help!


-Rob Weiner
Unigroup Executive Director
unilist (-a_t-)

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