Python for Unix and Linux System Administration – Noah Gift, Jeremy Jones
2008 | ISBN: 0596515820 | PDF | 458 pages | 3 Mb
Python is an ideal language for solving problems, especially in Linux and Unix networks. With this pragmatic book, administrators can review various tasks that often occur in the management of these systems, and learn how Python can provide a more efficient and less painful way to handle them.
Each chapter in Python for Unix and Linux System Administration presents a particular administrative issue, such as concurrency or data backup, and presents Python solutions through hands-on examples. Once you finish this book, you'll be able to develop your own set of command-line utilities with Python to tackle a wide range of problems.
Discover how this language can help you:
Read text files and extract information
Run tasks concurrently using the threading and forking options
Get information from one process to another using network facilities
Create clickable GUIs to handle large and complex utilities
Monitor large clusters of machines by interacting with SNMP programmatically
Master the IPython Interactive Python shell to replace or augment Bash, Korn, or Z-Shell
Integrate Cloud Computing into your infrastructure, and learn to write a Google App Engine Application
Solve unique data backup challenges with customized scripts
Interact with MySQL, SQLite, Oracle, Postgres, Django ORM, and SQLAlchemy