a *very* odd question especially for me.
klewellen at shellworld.net
Thu Jul 23 13:25:13 UTC 2015
thanks for the detailed answer.
A Linux distribution just for music would be terrific.
I have no interest in using speakup, and since ssh telnet is more secure,
plus effortless in dos, that will be fine .
Yes about Lillypond, abc notation as well.
I will ask on the Linux audio list about the music distribution, unless
someone else knows. the sound cards as well.
On Thu, 23 Jul 2015, Willem van der Walt wrote:
> 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
> 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
>> 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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