I’m in the final (but not as final as I would like) stages of preparing for my day-long tutorial at Ohio LinuxFest. OLF, as we call it, is a great event, with some good keynotes, interesting talks, and even maddog. Not to mention first rate tutorials, such as, oh… “Python for Linux System Administration”.
The morning session I’ll spend on basics – writing scripts that illustrate control flow, lists, dictionaries, strings, etc. from the point of view some basic sysadmin scenarios. I’ll also introduce the basics of the subprocess module to call other Linux tools.
Then in the afternoon session, we’ll look at some more involved tasks, like traversing files systems, regular expresssions, daemons, using the network, etc.
I’m looking forward to it – I think it will be a blast.
So if anyone has any cool intersections between Python and Linux sysadmin you wouldn’t mind me stealing, or any other suggestions or words of wisdom, by all means let me know.