python for *nix system admins

George Boutsioukis gboutsioukis at
Sat Sep 27 15:06:36 CEST 2008

On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 10:05:01 +0200, Lars Stavholm wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm new to this list and hoping that this is not off-topic. If it is,
> please point me in the right direction.
> I seem to recollect a python module or library for *nix sysadmins, but I
> can't for the life of me find it again.
> The module (or library) somehow added unix command capabilities to the
> python language. It seemed like a lesser known, perhaps new, python
> library or module.
> Any input or ideas appreciated
> /Lars Stavholm

The only modules I've come across that barely fit your description are 
python-unixtools(gzip, bzip only) and shutil(some limited capabilities). 
Running unix commands is usually done directly(os.popen, os.system) on 
*nix platforms. Why(and how) would anyone rewrite them as python modules?

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