Thanks to all who responded with suggestions for additional material for
the Linux Sys Admin course. It would appear that the PHP/MySQL
suggestion is not high on the list of priorities.
From the point of view of scripting, I took a different tack this year
in that I focused exclusively on shell scripting. In previous years I
have included either perl or python as the scripting language, but
students object to "yet another programming language", as they already
learn Java and/or C++ and possibly other programming languages (such as
assembly) in their other subjects. I reverted to shell scripting this
year because it is tied in closely to the shell commands they are
learning and they don't feel like they are being forced to learn another
programming language. Having said that, they find it very difficult
and/or hate it, judging on the attempts to scripting questions in their
What would the general view be on this issue? Shell script versus
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