Definitions for "Shell script"
Keywords:  command, batch, unix, csh, korn
A UNIX command file written for a particular shell. While similar, UNIX shells are not identical, so scripts written for one may not be compatible with the other.
A program written using a shell programming language like those supported by Bourne, Korn, or C shells. In general, a script contains a list of commands that are executed noninteractively by the shell.
A file containing operating system commands that are processed in a batch method, one at a time, until complete.
a "quick and dirty" method of prototyping a complex application
Keywords:  bad, idea, big
a "bad idea" because shells are very big