[kwlug-disc] Scripting in Linux and unit.d
John Van Ostrand
john at netdirect.ca
Sat Jan 7 19:44:43 EST 2012
Scripting in Linux relies heavily on the vast array of programs either
directly or indirectly.
Bash is the command shell and is commonly used for scripting, especially in
system start up. It uses external programs heavily. I usually start with
bash and if it proves poor for the task I move to perl by massaging the
Perl is a very flexible and powerful scripting language and it borrows a lot
of syntax from bash, awk and grep. So learning bash helps with perl. It
works well for parsing text files.
Python seems to be one of the more recently popular scripting. With add-ons
it's used for Fedora admin Gui programs. It also handles threading well and
has lots of other add-on modules.
There are lots of other options but these are the common workhorse apps for
Bash and the common linux commands are worth getting familiar with. Regular
expressions are also commonly handy. These are the basics that I findf handy
all the time.
What are you trying to do?
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Subject: [kwlug-disc] Scripting in Linux and unit.d
I'm not a programmer but I do understand some fundamentals and looking to
learn some scripting so that I can automate some tasks. What would be a good
way to learn this stuff.
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