Data processing with the Linux tools


As the examples in this article clearly demonstrate, you do not need a special program to complete some of the mundane tasks that are a part of your everyday computing life. Often a simple text file will suffice to capture data, and the tools typically available in Raspbian, along with some knowledge about how to use them, can serve to process the data as needed. You can choose a scripting language or other method according to individual preference. As with almost any Linux operating system, many roads lead you to the same destination.


The author thanks Axel Beckert (Perl), Thomas Partzsch (Awk), and Uwe Berger (Tcl) for their helpful comments and inspiration as this article was being written.

The Author

Frank Hofmann ( studied computer science at the Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany. He is currently working with Berlin's Büro 2.0, an open source expert network, as a service provider specializing in printing and pre-press. He is a co-founder of the training company Wizards of FOSS. Since 2008 he has also coordinated the regional meeting of the Berlin-Brandenburg region Linux user group.

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