python for *nix system admins

Michael Mabin d3vvnull at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 20:23:12 CEST 2008


import commands ?

On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 8:06 AM, George Boutsioukis
<gboutsioukis at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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