Python Quick Start for Linux System Administrators

Python is a widely used scripting language on Linux. This course will teach you the core of the Python language and how to combine python scripts with other Linux tools.
Course info
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(39)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 28, 2017
Duration
3h 47m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Python Quick Start
Creating a Productive Python Environment
Managing the File System with Python
Interacting with the Linux System
Combining Python with Other Tools
Manipulating Strings in Python
Processing Text and Binary Files
Description
Course info
Rating
(39)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 28, 2017
Duration
3h 47m
Description

System administrators invariably write scripts to help automate the work they do, but rarely have time to learn a language from top to bottom. They just need enough to get the job done. In this course, Python Quick Start for Linux System Administrators, you'll quickly get immersed in the Python language in the context of realistic system administration tasks. First, you'll survey the various development environments and learn the core language features. Next, you'll meet the key library modules that allow Python scripts to interact with the rest of the Linux system. Finally, you'll explore processing and modifying text files. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills to write simple (and not so simple) sysadmin scripts in Python and have an understanding of the "pythonic" mindset.

About the author
About the author

Dr. Chris Brown has been using UNIX as a software developer and system administrator since its pioneering days over 30 years ago, and has used Linux professionally and at home for about 10 years.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone! I'm Dr. Chris Brown, and I'm a freelance Linux trainer and consultant. Welcome to my course, Python Quick Start for Linux System Administrators. If you administer Linux systems, the chances are that you already do some shell scripting using the scripts to glue together the many other Linux tools. Python with its clean, easy-to-learn language design and vast modular library provides to my way of thinking a better way. So in this course, you'll rapidly learn the core of the Python language as you put it to use for typical system administration tasks. You'll meet some of the key library modules that let you manage the file system, create filters, pipe in and out of sub-processes, parse tricky command lines, read and write text and binary files, search and substitute text using regular expressions, use the event logging framework, and more. Before starting the course, you should be comfortable using Linux at the command line, and a bit of shell scripting experience might help too. By the end of the course, you'll be confidently writing simple and not-so-simple Python scripts to help automate your Linux system administration. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Python with Python Quick Start for Linux System Administrators at Pluralsight.