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Python is a perfect language for fixing difficulties, particularly in Linux and Unix networks. With this pragmatic publication, directors can assessment a number of projects that frequently take place within the administration of those structures, and learn the way Python supplies a extra effective and not more painful technique to deal with them.

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See Examples 1-2 and 1-3. Example 1-2. call([diskspace, diskspace_arg]) Example 1-3. /usr/bin/env bash #A System Information Gathering Script #Command 1 UNAME="uname -a" printf “Gathering system information with the $UNAME command: \n\n" $UNAME #Command 2 DISKSPACE="df -h" printf "Gathering diskspace information with the $DISKSPACE command: \n\n" $DISKSPACE If we look at both of the scripts, we see that they look a lot a like. And if we run them, we see that the output of each is identical. call.

Py file. py install). This will install the libraries for IPython in your site-packages directory and 22 | Chapter 2: IPython create an ipython script in your scripts directory. On UNIXes, this is typically the same directory that the python binary is located in. If you are using a python that was installed with your system’s package manager, it (and consequently ipython) will likely be located in /usr/bin. 3 in some examples. A second option for installing IPython is to use a package from your system’s package management system.

As of this book’s writing, he is employed as a software specialist in the Smartphone department of Digia Plc, doing C++ development for Symbian OS platforms from Nokia and UIQ. During his studies, he functioned as software engineer at Cimcorp Oy, developing communications software, in Python, for industrial robots. x series), since January 2006. His IPython work started with a series of patches to make IPython behave better as a system shell on Windows, and the system shell use case is still a strong personal focus.

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