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Old 07-23-2017, 09:43 AM   #1
Tushar Chaudhary
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Project ideas on linux?


I am using centOS 7.I am college student looking for project ideas on linux.I know c,bash scripting and also has knowledge in SQL and apache Tomcat.
Please give all sorts of ideas all are welcome as i dont have any practical knowledge.
 
Old 07-23-2017, 10:27 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

My first suggestion is for you to look at; http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...#faq_lqwelcome so you can polish your posts to fellow LQ members.

If you do a search on the topic 'project ideas on Linux' you will get may links to choose from for areas of your interests and experiences.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 07-23-2017, 10:43 AM   #3
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Actually I searched it there but there were not any ideas.They were asking questions like what interests you,what is your skill whether you are new to Linux or advanced like pro......
 
Old 07-23-2017, 11:29 AM   #4
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Hi,

Only you can decide as to where your abilities will fit a project. To openly request someone to point you to a specific project without knowing your knowledge/experiences/abilities would be a waste of time.

That is why I suggest that you look through some of the search results/responses to decide a potential project that suits you.
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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We Know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."- Samuel Johnson
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
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Just a few thoughts; forgive me if you've already done any of these:

Create a shared folder using Samba and access it from another computer. Then do the same using NFS (network file system).

Configure and use Fluxbox.

Configure and use a command line mail client (I recommend Mutt or Alpine). (You learn a lot about what goes on under the Linux hood in doing that.)

Configure a firewall directly using iptables rather than a iptables interface such as ufw or gufw.

Create and use a backup script using rsync.

Design a website and incorporate a blog using WordPress, then learn how the manage the database from the command line and with phpMyAdmin. The website doesn't have to be public-facing. It can be restricted to localhost; the learning will still be there.

Just a few thoughts.
 
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:57 PM   #6
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I am using centOS 7.I am college student looking for project ideas on linux.I know c,bash scripting and also has knowledge in SQL and apache Tomcat.
Please give all sorts of ideas all are welcome as i dont have any practical knowledge.
To what extent are you willing to do for a project?

Create a graphical backup software for Linux does it sound interesting? Or way beyond your time and skills?

Or what sort of projects are you looking at?

Create a new messaging protocol that is hybrid, that can be used in all platforms. Of course, make it free and open-source.

Last edited by JJJCR; 07-23-2017 at 08:59 PM. Reason: edit
 
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:03 PM   #7
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I got a few suggestions for you. Although these may be a tad bit advanced, these will be a definite to worth learning.
Here are my ideas for you:

You could play around Docker and docker compose, as docker does support Centos 7 / RHEL 7.
You can also make a dynamic web server that you control through a single docker compose instance. As well as learn how to make docker/docker compose recipes.

Learn how dns works and configure a bind server, also learn how to use the dig command.

Learn a different web server such as nginx, or light httpd.

Learn how to take advantage of the XFS file system.

Learn how to make use of /etc/fstab with auto mounting drives at boot.

I can go on and on, but I think this should be enough ideas to get you started.
Best of luck to you.
 
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:35 PM   #8
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Two more difficult projects come to mind:

Write a program that can pray.
Write a program that can grant forgiveness for sin.
 
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Two more difficult projects come to mind:

Write a program that can pray.
Write a program that can grant forgiveness for sin.
LOL, write a program that trace all botnets. and make them all yours.
 
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:59 PM   #10
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Hi,

Only you can decide as to where your abilities will fit a project. To openly request someone to point you to a specific project without knowing your knowledge/experiences/abilities would be a waste of time.

That is why I suggest that you look through some of the search results/responses to decide a potential project that suits you.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
True indeed, skills and abilities are determinant factors to finish a project.
 
Old 07-26-2017, 07:59 PM   #11
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Odds are if you try answering other people's qns here, you'll definitely improve your skills and sooner or later it will suggest a project to you.
Best not to force an idea, or you won't finish it.
 
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:45 PM   #12
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Figure out every possible application of the Linux "dd" command.
 
Old 07-27-2017, 04:29 AM   #13
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Hi & welcome to LQ Thesis? Yes, it depends on what *your interests* are.
What interests you most? Any certs interest you? (just do practice tests!)
Any particular/specific job goals? Have you searched (local) job listings/openings?
A couple universal concepts for students, here&here.

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Originally Posted by Habitual View Post
That was for SA/SRE; here's a list of 'hot' positions (which I recently randomly saw): machine-learning/computer-vision vs. 'big-data' And yes, ZRTs, esp >2days OLD

Last edited by Jjanel; 08-02-2017 at 06:52 AM. Reason: Added a ton of links :D
 
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:18 PM   #14
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Odds are if you try answering other people's qns here, you'll definitely improve your skills and sooner or later it will suggest a project to you.
I second this with enthusiasm.

I have learned much by researching answers so as to answer Linux Questions. The questions here lead me to areas of knowledge that I would not otherwise have known existed.
 
  


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