Newbie: freebsd admin scripting
Muffin at BottomPost.Trim
Tue Jul 17 18:01:11 CEST 2007
I am using python for the first time on Unix and on FBSD. I need a few
pointer, tips or tricks on scripting on config files. Mostly admin type
configs like the rc.conf file usually setup like:
someiteam=somevalue #sometype of description
Where I would like to toggle the somevalue in an easy way. I realize I
could parse it with reg expression but that sounds kinda complicated. Is
there an easer way a Unix python way of dealing with these type of
I found a built in mod for parseconfig but it deal with .ini file styles
(windows) that include a [section] header as well as uses
someiteam=somevalue format. I believe it requires the header though.
Books or howtos regarding Unix admin scripting(python) would be great.
Is this type of scripting mainly executing a Unix command and capturing
and parsing its output like this:
and them parsing x for what I want or is there a name space I can call
to get , for example, a list of all interfaces?
I have mainly used python in windows using the com space or win32 api
aside from the base python lib, on Unix I am lost on what to do or how
things are generally done. Advise on how to "think" in Unix python terms
if that makes any sense.
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