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Old 09-18-2017, 09:02 AM   #16
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They have said that they are not a programmer and instead do this as a hobby.

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Old 09-28-2017, 09:50 AM   #17
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I do not work in the programming area and I program by hobbie a bit in shell script, I wonder if it pays to deflower and become an advanced shell programmer ... I love shell!
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If I start to study another language !?

Remembering that I do not work in the programming area nor on servers ...
I'd imagine you'll get better at shell scripting in time, simply because of how useful it is. It has so much intricacy that you can keep learning new shortcuts, not to mention expert usage of sed, awk, and the myriad other tools.

Just use whatever fits your purposes. You will probably sort of fall into other things as your needs and goals get more specialized.
 
Old 09-28-2017, 09:54 AM   #18
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Nevertheless, yes ... you will encounter some pretty unbelievable shell-scripts out there. So, you have to know something about those, too.
Off-topic, but I've actually written a full ncurses-like interactive GUI in Bash, with mouse support and everything, some years ago. Using only printf and escape sequences. So pointless, but awesome as a learning experience.

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Old 09-28-2017, 10:00 AM   #19
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Hate to be pedantic, but the "shell" is not a language.

Just sayin'.
I'd argue that it's as much a language as anything else.

You can shift and mask bits in a Bash script. That's pretty impressive for something that's analogous to a DOS batch file, in my opinion.

It is obviously constrained, but so is anything outside of working in assembler. Even then, there are so many things that are just "verboten," but I'm going off on a tangent here...

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