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I have done B.Tech in Electronics but I have interest in IT field. I am little bit familiar with linux networking, configuring servers, user management. I have heard that we can automate command execution with shell scripting and according to me that is basic shell scripting. I want to know which programming languages should I learn so that I can do advance shell scripting? Please explain in detail, if possible.
Thanx for reply Jenni. The link seems to be helpful. I will explore it. I am curious to know about shell programming. Which language should I learn so that I can learn shell scripting. I am not sure if it makes sense.
Well, you'll be dealing with bash most of the time on linux, so that's probably the best place to start. I'm not sure what other common shells are, but I've come across (t)csh (c shell) once or twice too.
Shell scripting doesn't require a language. You are really just stacking individual commands in an order that makes sense and saving them so you dont have to type them over and over again. Most linux tutorials have introductory shell scripting introductions that you can get started with