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Hello all.

I'm quite new to doing any sort of programming in Linux and I was wondering about some advice on what language to use. Basically, I have a bash program that needs strings from another file. Then, it needs to be copied into about 30-40 different directories (i.e. 30-40 different versions of the bash program with different set of strings each time its copied into that directory).

I've thought about writing everything in BASH itself but I've also read that it may be easier to use Perl. I'd just like someone to point me in the right direction and then I can get going and take care of the rest.

Working in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, not that it matters.
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There's not really a "Good" programming language for Linux. All of the languages excel in different fields. When it comes down to it, the language you choose should be something that feels right to you, and something that fits what ever job you are tying to accomplish. When I was programming for Linux I used Perl. It's a great, easy to use language. I've been using C++ for 5 or 6 years now and I like that more than Perl. That might be something to try to. If you use Windows Powershell, you'll fit right in with Bash. I hope that answers your question.
    
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There's not really a "Good" programming language for Linux. All of the languages excel in different fields. When it comes down to it, the language you choose should be something that feels right to you, and something that fits what ever job you are tying to accomplish. When I was programming for Linux I used Perl. It's a great, easy to use language. I've been using C++ for 5 or 6 years now and I like that more than Perl. That might be something to try to. If you use Windows Powershell, you'll fit right in with Bash. I hope that answers your question.
Yeah, wasn't really looking for a general-use language but just something that would make it easy/have some built in functionality to search for and pull strings from files.

I'll look into using Perl. My past experience is more with C, so I'll keep an eye out for using C++ as well. Thanks for your response.
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