script files with python (instead of tcsh/bash)?

Esmail ebonak at
Sat Mar 21 14:54:51 CET 2009

Aahz wrote:
> In article <mailman.2374.1237641982.11746.python-list at>,
> Esmail  <ebonak at> wrote:
>> I am wondering if anyone is using python to write script files?
> These days, I always convert any even slightly complicated script to
> Python.

well .. that sounds encouraging ...

>> I've looked around the web w/o much luck for some examples but come
>> short. Any comments/suggestions?
> Not sure what you're looking for here -- many things you'd run an
> external program for in scripting can be accomplished with Python library
> calls, and for the rest, you can use the subprocess module (or os.system
> if you have no acces to Python 2.4 or higher).

I have access to 2.5 or more recent. I guess I was looking for some
example scripts in Python and perhaps the equivalent in bash/tsch to
show some of the equivalences. I am being impatient, I guess I need to
dig into the language/library documentation a bit more on my own.


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