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BASE: Intro to Bash Scripting ( 101 )

( and how to exit VIM )

by Carolyn Peters, Mastercard

This will be an introduction to scripting with Bash. Bash is a language in it's own right, but one you've probably also used interactively from the command line. Carolyn introduces us to the control structures of Bash.

Intended for Unix/Linux newcomers, the true beginners.

We may all have some experience using the command line in a terminal. If you have ever used "mkdir", "cd", "ls", or "pwd", you have command line experience.

Bash scripting allows you to take these and more complex commands and turn them into an executable file called a "shell script" or ".sh" file.

Her slides are at:


Mysterious person working at MasterCard

This session might show factors common with both personal and enterprise computing.

MAIN: VeraCrypt

by Stan Reichardt

It's the 6th anniv of the first release of Veracrypt.

VeraCrypt is a source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or (in MS-Windows) the entire storage device with pre-boot authentication

VeraCrypt is a fork of the discontinued TrueCrypt project. It was initially released on 22 June 2013 and has produced its latest release (version 1.23) on 12 September 2018. Many security improvements have been implemented and issues raised by TrueCrypt code audits have been fixed. VeraCrypt includes optimized implementations of cryptographic hash functions and ciphers which boost performance on modern CPUs.

NOTE: Our original planned presentation on "Programmable Gate Arrays vs ASICS vs RealTime Linux" will be presented on a later date due to a work schedule conflict.

SLUUG Sponsored meetings in the STL Metro Area

Monthly Meetings

We open the room for the general meeting about 6:00 PM. Then we start at 6:30 PM with our BASE introductory level session (usually focused on personal computing); which may include either amazing graphical packages, blinking lights, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, displays of newly discovered web sites, major resolution of long standing anomalies, quantum discoveries, superb tutorials, or shifts in both time and space.

Sometime after 7:00 PM we get to a quick welcome, introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP (Questions and Answers) segment.

Sometime after 7:30 PM, we may take a short break before our MAIN topic (usually focused on enterprise computing),

All of our meetings are free and open to the public. There is no individual membership fee.


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11885 Lackland Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63146
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Wednesday June 12th, 2019

from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Time

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Past Meetings

We have been meeting continuously since at least July 1992.

Contact SLUUG if you have a presentation you would like to have considered for selection.

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