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Scripting Languages

Other Scripting Languages

In Linux, you are not limited to using the command shell language for scripting - there are plenty of alternatives!

LanguageGood ForMore Information
Bash ShellQuick and useful for simple to moderate automation
PerlThe System Administrator's best friend. Great for automating complex system admin tasks
AwkAwk is a text processing language. Sophisticated enough to allow you to pull out data from any text/file. More flexible than
SedSed is a text processing language. Basic interface to allow you to pull out data from any text/
PythonAlternative to Perl, often used for Web Application>

If you have a specialist task, it's always worthwhile checking the web to see if there is anything better suited to scripting it!

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