This tutorial explains how to pass command-line arguments to your bash scripts. There are many examples included to help get you started. Bash/Shell scripts are a great way to automate your Linux workflow and speed up your workday so you can leave the office early… Read More »Command Line Arguments in Shell/Bash Scripts [Tutorial]
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This tutorial explains how to use the shell_exec function in PHP in order to execute code via the shell and return the output as a string. PHP is a versatile programming language for building server-side web applications, but sometimes you need to execute code from another… Read More »PHP shell_exec Function: How to Use It [With Examples]
As you build more complex Python apps, you will probably want to start splitting your code into separate files. What Is the __main__ Function? Importing and executing code from another file is common in even small scripts and apps built with Python. As your library… Read More »Python Main Function & Method: What Is It and How Is It Used?
This article covers getting user input on the command line using Python 2 or 3 and includes some useful examples. Get User Input in Python 3 Python 3 uses the input() function to collect user input: myText = input(“Enter some text:”) print(“You entered the text: ” + myText)… Read More »How to Get User Input in Python [With Examples]
Graphs are awesome. If you disagree, you probably shouldn’t read on. The best (and easiest!) way to create graphs and scatter plots in Python is using the package Matplotlib. This tutorial explains exactly how to do so. https://pypi.org/project/matplotlib/ What is matplotlib? I’ll let them introduce themselves in their… Read More »Python Scatter Plots with Matplotlib [Tutorial]
The PHP programming language includes various built-in variable types and allows you to create your own complex object classes. Third-party packages also come with their own object classes. So it’s useful to find out what type of variable a variable is, its value, and the type/value… Read More »PHP var_dump() Function [With Examples]
Package managers like apt are one of the big selling points of Linux operating systems and Ubuntu – a vast curated collection of software that can do just about anything, available with a few keypresses. A vetted and (usually) reliable source of great software to meet any task. However, when something… Read More »How To Fix Broken Packages in Ubuntu [Tutorial]