[svlug] Fwd: Bash for an 11 year old?
oldestgeek at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 14:52:28 PDT 2011
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From: jim <jim at systemateka.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: [svlug] Bash for an 11 year old?
To: Paul Cubbage <oldestgeek at gmail.com>
excellent point! and thanks. i've found that getting
anyone to define what they want is sometimes (maybe often)
difficult, in no small part because to get a program to
do something requires understanding system resources
(what's a file, what's system time..., and especially
understand what cannot be done.
did you mean to reply only to me or to the group
(seems a useful comment for the person asking)? if the
group, maybe forward this and they'll get both.
On Thu, 2011-10-06 at 12:47 -0700, Paul Cubbage wrote:
> I've worked with kids that young and found that showing them how to
> get started and then working examples (hint: "hello world" is useless)
> that do what you are after can get them boot strapped. You need to be
> available to give hints and pointers!
> Have fun!
> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:28 PM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:
> (i can't resist: ) it's not for absolute and
> disinterested beginners, but it does cover basic
> stuff and, seems to me, puts things together pretty
> comprehensively (i.e. usefully). it's a BASH
> tutorial, primarily for scripting, but the intro
> might be appealing to an interested 11 year old:
> * section 1: the ignore this section section
> * sections 2 through 7: useful stuff
> * section 8: bash shell scripting
> On Thu, 2011-10-06 at 10:42 -0700, Bob Smith wrote:
> > I asked a neighbor's 11 year old kid if he wanted to help
> > me build a robot. What boy (less than about 80) could say
> > no to that?
> > The robot will be Linux based of course so I've given him
> > an old single board computer with Ubuntu server on it. It
> > does not have a GUI or web browser so he can keep it in
> > his bedroom. (VERY big if you're 11 and not allowed to have
> > raw Internet in your bedroom.)
> > His dad knows enough about Linux to help out but I don't
> > want to burden him too much with teaching his son about Bash
> > and the command line.
> > So the question: can you recommend a beginning Linux book
> > suitable for a bright 11 year old? It does not/should not
> > deal with the common Linux GUIs as these won't be on the
> > final robot. Something like "Bash for First Time Computer
> > Users".
> > thanks
> > Bob
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Paul V. Cubbage
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