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Good day All

I have a question regarding scripting in Linux/unix and since I am just starting with it all, I wouldlike to know what would be the easiest but powerful scripting language to start of with. Is there any particular language thats easier than others to pick up on. Can someone please recommend any books or references that I could use to get myself going?

Any help would be highly appreciated.
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by:Monis Monther
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Yes you can start with Bash


I have attached a pdf for you


Bash-Beginners-Guide.pdf
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by:santoshmotwani
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Start with bash script

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html

http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/10/10-seconds-guide-to-bash-shell.html

Then go on learning some perl script. It will b helpful
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by:oppofwar
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Apart from Bash i will recommend perl , it is much powerful then bash and will help you in long run.
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Perl is good, very powerful but its data structures are difficult.  It has a steep learning curve involved.  Furthermore, if you are little out of practice, you will have to review concepts again.  You tend to forget the syntax so much.

Bash easier to learn but not nearly as powerful as Perl.

There is another programming language which is as powerful as Perl and in some aspects a lot more powerful.  It is easier than Bash in terms of learning.  You will be able to learn most of its features in only a day and would remember it too.  It is very powerful and fast.  It has great resource for web programming.  After a day's worth of practice, you will be programming without a trouble -- that depends upon your previous experience too.  It is called Python.

Tutorials
http://docs.python.org/tutorial/
http://www.sthurlow.com/python/
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Guys

I really thank you all. This is very beneficial information indeed. I highly appreciate it!!!!!

Thanks
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