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Regarding a project in Linux.....

lifeisgreat20009
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We are supposed to make a minor project in Linux...
Please suggest what can I make using Linux......
We have just started learning Linux and I have no idea what kind of apps, programs or scripts can be made in it.....

Also plzzz tell me what is the relation between Linux and perl as in our syllabus of Linux , we have to study PERL also...
So I was just wondering in what way are they related ???

Thanks.....
Aug 6 '08 #1
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You can make lots of things in linux - people commonly use it for web/file/email server. Where I work we use it for a pbx as well. There are all sorts of interpreters and compilers available for linux so you can write your own program to do whatever you want.

As for perl, its a scripting language that can run on linux - I don't know how many details you want to know about perl but there is a lot of documentation for it if you google for it.
Aug 6 '08 #2

lifeisgreat20009
P: 70
You can make lots of things in linux - people commonly use it for web/file/email server. Where I work we use it for a pbx as well. There are all sorts of interpreters and compilers available for linux so you can write your own program to do whatever you want.

As for perl, its a scripting language that can run on linux - I don't know how many details you want to know about perl but there is a lot of documentation for it if you google for it.
Please give me a specific example on what exactly I can make as a beginner...
I have just learned how to use some of the basic commands at the command prompt in Linux such as grep, ls, rm, ps, etc.......

I have also heard of shell scripts....On what subject can I make a Linux shell script which is not too basic and not too advanced for me....
This minor project of mine is for 100 marks and I have to make my project accordingly.......
Plzz reply..........
Thanks...
Aug 6 '08 #3

P: 62
A good beginning one would be to make a shell script which creates an html file which would display system information. The basic commands that I can think of off the top of my head which would be useful in this are:
df (The -h tag is not necessary but may be nice)
uname
ifconfig

I am sure there are lots of others I am forgetting. If you want to see the tags for the commands and possible get some examples try looking at the man pages for the commands (accomplished with the Man command where command is the command such as df).

Edward
Aug 7 '08 #4

P: 17
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I have also heard of shell scripts....On what subject can I make a Linux shell script which is not too basic and not too advanced for me....
This minor project of mine is for 100 marks and I have to make my project accordingly.......
Plzz reply..........
Thanks...
Shell scripts are like batch files on Windows, but more powerful. Anything that can be done from the command line (including the examples you listed: grep-ing something, ls, ps) can be automated in a shell script. They can include loops to go through code multiple times/until a condition is met, branching statements (IFs, CASEs, and so on), and again, anything that can be executed from the command line.
Aug 9 '08 #5

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