[kwlug-disc] Scripting in Linux and unit.d
msavage at golden.net
Sun Jan 8 12:09:28 EST 2012
I am interested.
On 08/01/2012 3:33 AM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Charles McColm and I were recently bitten by the
> "We-want-to-be-Python-programmers" bug. On Friday at Ubuntu Hour we
> met a fellow from London (ON). Sadly, my memory has lost its parity
> bits and I don't recall his name. Maybe "Mars" on the Ubuntu IRC
> channel? Anyway, he's a professional Python programmer, and he said he
> might be willing to come back to guide some of us newbies towards a
> life of Pythony goodness. He suggested we start with Mark Pilgrim's
> "Dive Into Python" or Zed A. Shaw's "Learn Python The Hard Way".
> Is there interest in learning Python within the ranks of KWLUG? All
> we need is a project to work on... The KWPUG group seems to be
> defunct, but we can strike out on our own.
> Dive Into Python http://www.diveintopython.net/
> Learn Python The Hard Way http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
> KWPUG http://kwpug.org
> Ubuntu Canada IRC channel irc://irc.freenode.net/#ubuntu-ca or
> John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
> Hi Colon,
> Scripting in Linux relies heavily on the vast array of programs
> either directly or indirectly.
> Bash is the command shell and is commonly used for scripting,
> especially in system start up. It uses external programs heavily. I
> usually start with bash and if it proves poor for the task I move to
> perl by massaging the script.
> Perl is a very flexible and powerful scripting language and it
> borrows a lot of syntax from bash, awk and grep. So learning bash
> helps with perl. It works well for parsing text files.
> Python seems to be one of the more recently popular scripting. With
> add-ons it's used for Fedora admin Gui programs. It also handles
> threading well and has lots of other add-on modules.
> There are lots of other options but these are the common workhorse
> apps for system-level scripting.
> Bash and the common linux commands are worth getting familiar with.
> Regular expressions are also commonly handy. These are the basics
> that I findf handy all the time.
> What are you trying to do?
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> *Subject*: [kwlug-disc] Scripting in Linux and unit.d
> I'm not a programmer but I do understand some fundamentals and
> looking to learn some scripting so that I can automate some tasks.
> What would be a good way to learn this stuff.
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