Linux bash have a lot of different type of programming features. While using these features we can create very complex scripts or applications in bash. In order to take notes in a script we should use comments. Comments provides useful information for system administrators.
In bash comments starts with
# . In the following example comments can be easily seen that those comments start from beginning of the line. To the end of line all characters are interpreted as comment.
# We will create a test file. touch test1 #This is another comment
In Line Comments
We can start the comment other than begging. We can write our command and then start comment to the end of line.
#This is a comment. ls -al #This is a comment too.
Multi line Comments
We can use multi line comments line by line. Actually there is no special form we just put comments line by line like below.
# This is first line comment # This is second line comment # This is third line comment
Most of the shell scripts starts with
#!/bin/bash this may seem a comment but it is not. First two letters of a shell file is special. This line specifies the shell type or interpreter used while processing the file. So do not put any comment to this line.