?
Solved

Scripting in Linux

Posted on 2011-03-07
5
Medium Priority
?
365 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
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.
0
Comment
Question by:tuxracer
5 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Monis Monther
Monis Monther earned 500 total points
ID: 35055241
Yes you can start with Bash


I have attached a pdf for you


Bash-Beginners-Guide.pdf
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:santoshmotwani
ID: 35055244

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
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:oppofwar
ID: 35055327
Apart from Bash i will recommend perl , it is much powerful then bash and will help you in long run.
0
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
farzanj earned 500 total points
ID: 35055624
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/
0
 

Author Comment

by:tuxracer
ID: 35062553
Guys

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

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Learn to develop an Android App

Want to increase your earning potential in 2018? Pad your resume with app building experience. Learn how with this hands-on course.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show you step-by-step instructions to build your own NTP CentOS server.  The network diagram shows the best practice to setup the NTP server farm for redundancy. ┬áThis article also serves as your NTP server documentation.
No other job is as rewarding and demanding as building an iPhone app is. It is not really in the hands of the developer for the success of an iPhone app. Many factors operate jointly for every iOS application's success in the market.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline

599 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question