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Baz

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Python, Perl, languages
« on: 11 February 2010, 08:21:56 pm »

In a new plug I noticed by chance it contained Python, which seems to work at least at the command line.
Then I saw Perl so presume that works too.
What else is in there at that level that I don't recognise?

I realise there are lots of utilities and editors. There seem to be so many files it will take ages to check out each one so can anyone suggest the top 10 to look at.

It would be a good idea to mention these things on the website and other publicity.
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KeithS

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Re: Python, Perl, languages
« Reply #1 on: 11 February 2010, 08:37:04 pm »

What you want is realy a matter of choice. For an editor, I prefer nano as it is simple to edit any text file. All you realy need to know to get going is ctrl+o to write a file and ctrl+x to exit

For a scripting lanuage, my personal preference is PHP. For the command line install phpx-cli where x is a version number.
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Baz

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Re: Python, Perl, languages
« Reply #2 on: 11 February 2010, 09:08:03 pm »

I was really asking about what was already in there that is immediately useful to a non specialist. Loading new stuff is for tomorrow.
So far I have found Python, Perl, nano, apt-get
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NewIT_Marcus

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Re: Python, Perl, languages
« Reply #3 on: 11 February 2010, 11:12:31 pm »

To see what is installed:

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dpkg -l
Here's what's available from the ARM repository (via apt-get):

http://www.newit.co.uk/documents/package_list_2009-09-27.txt
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Baz

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Re: Python, Perl, languages
« Reply #4 on: 12 February 2010, 10:04:17 pm »

It would be nice to have a copy of that list available from the newit website for reference.
I saved a copy of the initial package list.
That too might be nice on the website.
I have given in on trying to explore the initial programs first and started down the slippery slope of insalls. However I feel the initial list will be useful to know later what has been added by installs. That would help work out what might actually be superfluous.
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KeithS

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Re: Python, Perl, languages
« Reply #5 on: 13 February 2010, 01:57:12 am »

Its more a case of what an OS has as standard, rather than what has been installed on the plug. Ubuntu and Debian and other distributions have their own favourites that they install as standard. The nature of linux is that you fiddle and install/uninstall what bever you want to make it yours.

Have you tried running aptitude? That shows in a semi-graphical way what is installed and what isnt.
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