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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 taskslinuxcommand.org/learning_the_shell.php/
PerlThe System Administrator's best friend. Great for automating complex system admin tasks quicklywww.perl.com/pub/2000/10/begperl1.html/
perldoc.perl.org/perlintro.html
AwkAwk is a text processing language. Sophisticated enough to allow you to pull out data from any text/file. More flexible than www.vectorsite.net/tsawk.html
www.awktutorial.com/
SedSed is a text processing language. Basic interface to allow you to pull out data from any text/filewww.linuxhowtos.org/System/sed_tutorial.htm
www.sedtutorial.com/
PythonAlternative to Perl, often used for Web Application scriptingdocs.python.org/tutorial/
wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide>

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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