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Robert.Zapata
March 23rd, 2007, 08:05 PM
Hello Team:


I just was layoff of my job last week....!!!

I got an interview for a position of "Sr Linux Tester" but one of the requirements is "scripting"....!!!!

How can I learn that skill...?? The job interview is next week. At least what key terms do I need to understand to sound good in the interview...???

Please, any help will be really apreciated. I'm 45yo and need to put food in the table ASAP. Will like to get that job to learn more about Linux.

Thank you very much.

IYY
March 23rd, 2007, 08:08 PM
Scripting basically means knowing the shell (bash) commands, their syntax and how to combine them together. You should start by learning basic navigation in the shell, then some simple commands (cat, grep, sed, awk, cut, file, ps), IO redirection (pipes), and last a couple of administrative commands like ifconfig.

This site has the best tutorials:

http://tldp.org/guides.html

They are not the simplest, but most advanced. Probably just what you're looking for if you plan to do professional work in the field.

pmasiar
March 23rd, 2007, 08:58 PM
"Sr Linux Tester" ... "scripting"....!!!! How can I learn that skill...?? .

I assume you did something like QA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_Assurance) on windows? Did you used tools like selenium to automate user interraction?

Anyhow, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scripting and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_Assurance should get you started. Ask more. Burn Ubuntu CD, and try terminal commands.

Robert.Zapata
March 24th, 2007, 12:32 AM
I assume you did something like QA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_Assurance) on windows? Did you used tools like selenium to automate user interraction?

Anyhow, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scripting and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_Assurance should get you started. Ask more. Burn Ubuntu CD, and try terminal commands.

I have been using Linux since the mid 90's but only as an enduser, never programming or compiling the Kernel. My job experience is mostly Desktop Suport and Software Technical Support, no experience at all doing Quality Assurance.