a *very* odd question especially for me.

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 12:27:05 UTC 2015

There are also other more sophisticated scripting languages available as 
well, such as Perl or Python. These languages are available on other 
platforms as well. Windows, and I presume Mac, also have scripting 
options. The DOS batch file is still available in Windows, and 
PowerShell is a more sophisticated version of this.

On 07/23/2015 12:35 AM, Willem van der Walt wrote:
> Hi,
> You can script in linux, much more powerfull than doos could do.
> You use bash for that.
> Although you can get quite complex, you also can write simple bash
> scripts, amounting to just a list of commands, one on a line if you like.
> Yes, you can ssh into a linux box, just install the ssh server.
> Telnet is almost never used these days, but if you like, you can still
> do that too.
> You can make use of more than one sound card if you like.
> You could just as well use speakup on the machine, eliminating the need
> for an extra box to use as a terminal, but that is up to you.
> I think for sheet music there is a program called lillypond.
> For multi track recording there is nama, but there are likely a lot of
> options.
> Somewhere there is a linux distribution dedicated to music, but I cannot
> recall the name.
> Getting things set up the first time can become quite complicated on any
> operating system when you work with music.  However, once you have it
> working under Linux, chances are that it will keep on working for much
> longer  than under other well-known operating systems.
> There are blind people doing what you want to do using linux.
> HTH, Willem
> On Thu, 23 Jul 2015, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>> ...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
>> required.
>> 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
>> play.
>> 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
>> desired.
>> 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 following.
>> 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 line?
>> 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?
>> Karen
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