[kwlug-disc] Scripting in Linux and unit.d
msavage at golden.net
Sun Jan 8 12:37:31 EST 2012
Darn! Any Wednesday but the 2nd of the month :(
On 08/01/2012 12:19 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> A gentleman named Albert O'Connor is interested in starting up WatPy,
> a local Python user group. He's tentatively scheduled Wednesday,
> February 8 as the date of an initial organizational meeting. I don't
> have any other details, but I'll let him know there's interest here.
> On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Michael Savage<msavage at golden.net> wrote:
>> 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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