There are a few scripting languages being used for various jobs.
Obviously bash is something of a system standard. You will also see Perl
is used by a lot of applications and python has become very popular. So
it probably depends on what type of scripts you want to work with.
Without getting into silly debates about which is best I would suggest
you look at the kind scripts you are interested in and see what
languages other people have used. At least then you have a good chance
of finding help and support. With Perl or Python, as more general
scripting languages, both have large collections of add-on modules and
tonnes of on-line resources.
From: Rory Browne <rbmlist at gmail.com>
To: Frank Murphy <frankly3d at gmail.com>
Cc: ilug at linux.ie <ilug at linux.ie>
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Shell Scripts - Language Learning Of.
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:42:04 +0000
Bash would be the default interactive shell on Linux these days, but as of late Ubuntu ( and maybe Debian? ), have switched to dash, because its lighter and more memory efficient.
fi is reversed if - this is a bourne-like shell convention. a case block for example ends with esac - the backwards spelling of case.
Apologies for typos - sent from a touchscreen....
On 12 Dec 2011, at 10:09, Frank Murphy <frankly3d at gmail.com> wrote:
> What language would be the one to learn,
> to help adapt\create scripts.
>> Is bash the de-facto,
> across Linux presently?
>>> Googled some basic stuff,
>http://www.injunea.demon.co.uk/pages/page203.htm> Looking for an idiots Guide, (book) preferably e
> O'Reilly has a choice,
> but haven't found the word "idiot"
> in any.
>> I can't use man *whatever
> too agile for me brain.
>> some seem to be if - else - fi,
> fi short for finish?
>> PS: Have also been told I may be dyslexic,
> (according to my daughter doing social studies, I score hight)
>> Frank Murphy
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