Coding a Tribute to Nyan Cat in Bash
Here’s a fun guided project to get familiar with looping and colors and clearing the terminal in Bash.
But First …
Keep in mind that this will only work from a true Bash command line.
Step by Step
You’ll probably want to put this in your
codebook so let’s navigate there.
cd cd repos/codebook
Now let’s make a file for our Bash script.
Now we need to turn this simple file into a script that can be executed. We will use the
chmod +x command. But first let’s look at the plain file before we change it.
ls -l nyan
-rw-r--r-- 1 rob rob 0 Apr 29 17:55 nyan
r. These mean that the file is readable and writable by different people. The first set is for the owner
rob in this case. The second set is the group
rob and the third are for everyone else also known as other or world.
Now let’s change it and see what happens.
chmod +x nyan ls -l nyan
-rwxr-xr-x 1 rob rob 0 Apr 29 17:56 nyan
xs that were added. This means that the file is now considered an executable script.
Now we can put our coding instructions into it and run it to make them happen.