|• Looping Constructs:||Shell commands for iterative action.|
|• Conditional Constructs:||Shell commands for conditional execution.|
|• Command Grouping:||Ways to group commands.|
Compound commands are the shell programming constructs. Each construct begins with a reserved word or control operator and is terminated by a corresponding reserved word or operator. Any redirections (see Redirections) associated with a compound command apply to all commands within that compound command unless explicitly overridden.
Bash provides looping constructs, conditional commands, and mechanisms to group commands and execute them as a unit.