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.
What is a Linux system administrator?
A Linux system administrator manages the operations of a computer system, such as maintaining it, enhancing it, creating user accounts, and taking backups.
Can I use Python on Linux?
Yes! In fact, Python comes preinstalled on most Linux distributions, making it very convenient to use.
What will I learn in this course?
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
Who should take this course?
This course is geared towards system administrators, but is great for anyone who simply wants to learn Python for Linux system administration.
Are there prerequisites to this course?
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.