This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
You can look at shell scripts that are provided with various Java apps (Ant, Maven, JMeter, etc) as examples, though they tend to be rather involved. The JBoss in Action source code comes with several basic scripts used to run the examples (search for *.sh).