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Old 07-31-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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I am fairly new to linux and I have just installed SuSe 8.2. I am wondering what skills would be good to learn. I know that I will need to learn how to write scripts, but what scripting languages should I learn. I greatly appreciate any and all comments.

Thanks
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:09 AM   #2
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i don't know if it is necessary to learn scripting at all (unless u want to be a programmer) i've actually had the same question, i started using linux so i could learn to program

anyway, the skills u need to know are basically some simple bash language (cd, mkdir, etc) and u definitely need to know how to compile

also, familiarize yourself with the file system of linux so u know what programs are talking about when they ask for the kernel directory and such
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:10 AM   #3
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You might wanna read this article:
http://www.itworld.com/AppDev/4061/swol-0202-regex/
Perl and python are good ones to know.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 11:16 AM   #4
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Lightbulb Perl

Perl and Bash are used alot on Linux.

If you want to create new scripts, Perl is the best.
It is easy to learn and master.

However, most system scripts on Linux are written in Bash.
So if you plan customizing your system, Bash is essential.
Bash is harder to learn and master.

 
Old 07-31-2003, 12:33 PM   #5
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I'd start off with basic system admin. commands before moving on to scripting.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:06 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help. And I'm majoring in CS so I will be doing some programming.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:47 AM   #7
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Just a quick one ntalektual,

You may end up with a "snottygram" as the mod's like to see more relevant thread titles. It often leads to better reply posts, as some who have been here a while will just skip thread's with such generic titles.

But, welcome, well done and Viva el Penguin.

regards

John
 
Old 08-01-2003, 01:07 PM   #8
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thanks for the tip john. next time i will try to be more descriptive in my title
 
Old 08-01-2003, 01:43 PM   #9
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That's OK pal,

If no one tells you, then how are you supposed to know - It just happens to be at least one of the mod's "pet hates".

Salaams

regards

John
 
  


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