a *very* odd question especially for me.

Rob Harris robh at apearl.net
Thu Jul 23 09:25:17 UTC 2015

The key bits of this are, if you can telnet/ssh into a Linux box, you have 
shell scripts, I think they're just called something.sh and thus, run like a 
bat file would.

PERL, even PHP could do a ton of this and you could run those via web access 
instead.  I have PHP stuff I run remotely this way.

I know nothing how to mnake Linux do anything clever in sound, I last used 
Edbrowse from a German guy and bet you could telnet/ssh into that.

That's all I have, doubt it's enough,  but could be a start.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karen Lewellen" <klewellen at shellworld.net>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:24 AM
Subject: a *very* odd question especially for me.

...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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