Wow. I have just written my first shell script. I was under pressure from Vernard Martin to run 200 sequential tests about the DMA configurations of my HDD. Everyone in the class is doing each of these test by hand, and then copying and pasting the results into a report. I just wrote a do -while loop to take care of all that messiness for me. Yes I understand how major geek this is, but I have three hours of my life BACK. Hell yeah for Linux!!