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Old 10-17-2005, 03:41 AM   #1
gadekishore
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difference between shell scripting and c language


Hello

any body can assist me, iam planning to learn shell scripting usefull for linux. i want to know by whether shell scripting and c language are same or different.

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Old 10-17-2005, 03:54 AM   #2
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Very different. Shell scripting is just that, scripting. All POSIX shells support the scope of that standard plus their own little extensions or improved functionality. Scripting means the code is interpreted at run-time. C is a compiled language, much stronger and more advanced than shell scripting and being a compiled language means that you write the code, compile it into machine code and then it's run. Much quicker than scripting languages. Here are some links which should clear some stuff up

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scripting_language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_compiler
 
Old 10-17-2005, 03:55 AM   #3
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they are very different. Shell scripts can not be used for very complicated programs, while C can be used for anything.
Shell scripts are quicker to write and would be used for eg writing a program to back up all new files every hour.
C is the language used for the Linux kernel and a lot else.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 03:56 AM   #4
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they are different

even a noob like me can write a shell script

heres how to shell script, if your in a reading mood

http://rute.2038bug.com/node10.html.gz
 
Old 10-17-2005, 05:50 AM   #5
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which one is the best , then you guys prefer. i need to use for scripting in linux environment. if iam going through 'c' is it ok
 
Old 10-17-2005, 06:33 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by gadekishore
which one is the best , then you guys prefer. i need to use for scripting in linux environment. if iam going through 'c' is it ok

What do you need to do with it? The sign of a good programmer is the willingness to use the correct tool for the job. There are many task better suited towards your favorite scripting language and there are many tasks best suited to a programming language like C.
 
  


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