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.
What you'll learn
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.
Table of contents
A Linux system administrator manages the operations of a computer system, such as maintaining it, enhancing it, creating user accounts, and taking backups.
Yes! In fact, Python comes preinstalled on most Linux distributions, making it very convenient to use.
You will learn core Python and how to combine Python scripts with other Linux tools. Other topics include:
- Why to use Python for system administration scripts
- 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
- Much more
This course is geared towards system administrators, but is great for anyone who simply wants to learn Python for Linux system administration.
This is an intermediate level course, so it does assume some previous experience with Linux, system administration, and/or Python. No need to be an expert, as the tutorial will go into great detail on all of these subjects.