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Old 12-22-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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Which Script to learn


Dear all,

I am sending my post in this mailing list. I have been working on CentOS from the last 6 months.

I want to know that which scripting language is best to learn.

I heard about Python and bash scripting.And I think Python is fastest among others.


Thanks & Best Regards

Adarsh Sharma
 
Old 12-22-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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Dear all,

I am sending my post in this mailing list. I have been working on CentOS from the last 6 months.

I want to know that which scripting language is best to learn.

I heard about Python and bash scripting.And I think Python is fastest among others.


Thanks & Best Regards

Adarsh Sharma
Well, that decision is entirely up to you. My suggestion is to try them all out, and see what you feel most comfortable in.
 
Old 12-23-2010, 12:04 AM   #3
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And don't forget about perl ...
 
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:08 AM   #4
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Which Script to learn

It's up to you. But I suggest you to learn Python & Pearl.

Last edited by Tinkster; 12-23-2010 at 02:22 AM.
 
Old 12-23-2010, 12:08 AM   #5
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Thanks, I am going for Shell Scripting ( Bash ).
 
Old 12-23-2010, 12:47 AM   #6
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Generally it should be based on the best tool for the job
 
Old 12-23-2010, 03:09 AM   #7
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Hi adarshmca,

with Linux you'll always need bash. Perl is very usefull when you want to handle big textfiles.
Python seems to be something like the mainstream nowadays. I'm using Ruby.

Independently which scripting-language you decide to learn, I'd recommend to take a look at the regular expressions, you'll use it with every language, but the better you can handle regexp the easier most tasks become.

Markus
 
Old 12-23-2010, 03:31 AM   #8
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Don't forget sed & awk

Start with bash, and get comfortable with that first.

Get to grips with regular expressions, then try as many scripting languages as you are comfortable with.

As per grail, different tools (scripting languages) are better at different tasks.

Once you have used different languages, you start to see where one language would be better than another for a given task.

Have fun
 
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What about ruby?
 
  


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