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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Ruby
by Phuqker on Fri 14th Sep 2007 23:36 UTC
Phuqker
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2005-07-17

I was once a Pythonista, until I discovered Ruby. I've never looked back. If Haskell had better library support, that's what I'd use.

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RE: Ruby
by schala on Sat 15th Sep 2007 01:39 in reply to "Ruby"
schala Member since:
2006-01-17

mzscheme makes a better scripting language than you might think.

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RE: Ruby
by japh on Sat 15th Sep 2007 10:10 in reply to "Ruby"
japh Member since:
2005-11-11

After using Python for a few years I decided to check out Ruby, and I did look back. Not that Ruby is not a good tool, but I just can't shake that feeling of unease around anything with a syntax that reminds me of perl. ;)

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