Getting started with Python in Linux

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Article from Issue 81/2007
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We’ll introduce you to Python, an easy-to-learn scripting language, and also help you get started creating your own practical Python scripts.

Over the course of my career as a system administrator, I’ve written scripts in a variety of languages and environments (beginning with DCL under VMS). Once I began taking care of UNIX-based systems, I gravitated first toward the C shell and then to Perl, which I used for many years. More recently, however, I have begun using Python. Although the choice of a scripting language is inevitably a personal one, and effective scripts can be written in any language, Python nonetheless offers many advantages to system administrators.

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