I myself actually much prefer using the shell for automation, for the most parts, it allows me to hard my shell scripts to my server, as they either run some Linux distro (not GNU/Linux, I don’t use many GNU tools and don’t approve of the GPL) and my NAS runs FreeNAS - a FreeBSD deriviative - and the shell is so immensly powerful!
Before you ask, I use fish, because it’s to me the most fun shell out there.
What tools do you use for automations? Is the shell included or are you full out using a GUI like workflows and automater?
- Bastian, the crazy *nix guy
On a side note, I also happen to find the shell super easy to program against, with libraries for Swift as well as other languages!