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

Ned Deily nad at
Sat Mar 21 20:05:25 CET 2009

In article <gq2rjc$ji$1 at>, Esmail <ebonak at> 
> 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.

Perhaps the recipe for Pyline might give you some ideas on how to write 
python scripts that play well with other scripts.


 Ned Deily,
 nad at

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