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Easiest programming language working with Linux?

asked 2016-03-15 12:08:48 -0600

Hello everyone! I do some simple programming and I enjoy it. I made few programs (in batch) and published them. Now, I try to get one of my programs ( ) to Linux but I don't know how to do it without using Wine. Is there an easy programming language (because I'm a begginer at programming) that I could easily rewrite it in?

PS: Any kind of language that is easy but as long as it works with Fedora.

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Define easy!

You could start with Shell Programming / Shell Scripting (e.g. using bash )

That could be a start.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-15 12:33:15 -0600 )edit

As commented by Florian, define easy. Shell scripting is the basic language to start coding on Linux, but if you want a graphic environment you should try learning Python or Ruby. Personally love Ruby.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-03-15 13:47:14 -0600 )edit

Hello, it will strongly depend on what you're looking for. Maybe perl is enough, for log processing and naughty stuffs. For a mutli-purpose one I'll go Python, from console things to graphical ones (most of the management tools in Fedora are built on it). I used it for scientific calculations.

casep gravatar imagecasep ( 2016-03-16 04:36:13 -0600 )edit

@casep I gave the link to an app I want to port

RealPlayerCraft gravatar imageRealPlayerCraft ( 2016-03-17 14:47:02 -0600 )edit

@RealPlayerCraft: This one: ? How to open this in Fedora? Is this a virus? What does it do? I am afraid of downloading it...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-17 14:50:29 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-03-21 03:52:06 -0600

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Python is easy to learn (way easier than bash in my opinion). It is hard to get it right at runtime though (that's what you trade for getting an easy-to-write language).

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