Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 14th Sep 2007 23:08 UTC
General Development As a system administrator, you run across numerous challenges and problems. Managing users, disk space, processes, devices, and backups can cause many system administrators to lose their hair, good humor, or sanity. Shell scripts can help, but they often have frustrating limitations. This is where a full-featured scripting language, such as Python, can turn a tedious task into an easy one. Python is a scripting language that looks like it was made for system administrators.
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>>I perfer scripts that run with native shells that do not require an interpreter (sh/ksh/csh) so I can use them in any systemz<<

But, other than sh, you can't always count on those shells being on any particular system. Especially if it's a windows box.

I used to have the same philosophy, until I started writing 10 line elegant Python scripts, that do more than I could do with 100 lines of clunky shell scripts.

Try Python with easygui, it's amazing. Within minutes you can be writing fairly powerful scripts with a gui interface. The learning curve is nothing.

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