# Useful shell scripts

Placing little scripts in your ~/bin directory makes it abundantly clear why some people love shell scripting, and some jobs require shelll scripting as a skill. It seriously improves the speed and ease of life. Here are a few that I enjoy:

# Crashplan

Because I sometimes need to micromanage my backup software and the software doesn’t function if I try linking it to another folder this simplifies things.

#!/bin/bash
# file: /~/bin/crash
CRASHPLAN_DIR=/usr/local/crashplan/bin

cd $CRASHPLAN_DIR; sudo ./CrashPlanEngine$1
cd -


# imgup

I have a single destination for my image files, so I use a script to make the already-passwordless SCP even easier.

#!/bin/bash
# file: /~/bin/imgup