a *very* odd question especially for me.

Karen Lewellen klewellen at shellworld.net
Thu Jul 23 04:24:29 UTC 2015

...but what else is knew? laughs.
How scriptable is Linux?
Before the major players start  on a roll, let me explain using the only 
functional way I can with the only operating system I use.
*I do not have a fully functioning Linux box at all.*  I believe we established this 
a while back.
However there is a *single*  task I may be willing to dedicate hardware to, 
if this can be done.
I have absolutely zero interest in any full fledged   aspect.  if I cannot 
do this one thing the os has little appeal for me.  after a good 7 years or 
so trying to get  Linux going and not finding anyone local with the skill 
I  respect others appreciation but I am not having this sort of experience.
In the DOS operating system one could create .bat files that managed 
several tasks with a single file.
the autoexec.bat file is a good example.
You can create them with a text editor, no major complex commands 
If Linux has this ability, and I would be surprised if it did not, here is 
the situation.
I am a professional singer.  When I perform I use real musicians, not 
their electronic equals which means I require arrangements for them to 
I am writing a grand deal of material these days, and if I am going to get 
that material recorded  I must do the following.
1 get the parts out of my head and into sheet music form, most likely using 
a well outfitted keyboard instrument's for part of the job.
2 confirm via playback that what I have done will sound when played as 
and 3. get the material printed, or into printable form.

Now, I know there are allot of  command line programs in Linux 
distributions that can  accomplish my goals.
The problem for me is getting the Linux side of the computing functional, 
or at the very least, a way for me to ssh telnet into a box using my dos 
setup to run the programs themselves.
Yes there is a question here!
assuming I could get the computer hardware with the kind of quality 
soundcard to Handel the multiple-track playback, is it possible to do the 
1, is Linux distribution is installed correctly in the first place, ssh 
telnet  into that machine from my main one and
2, using  scripting , assuming this can be done simply, create a set of 
.bat file equivalents to run the various  programs I need from the command 

The other major hardware involved is no hardship.  I have a combination 
modem/rooter which works with both wireless and wired devices and 
multiple ports for the wired connection.
I share that because I know even if I am not running anything directly from 
the Linux computer itself, it does need an Ethernet connection of 
some kind  generating some kind of ip for me to use for the ssh -telnet.
again the idea is to do well basically what I do here for shellworld, and 
with other services.
treat this box like a shell, ssh TELNET into it,  run the scripts  for 
the music programs I desire, and leave.  The box will not  even need speech 
as I plan to use it.
Possible at all?

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