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

Esmail ebonak at
Mon Mar 23 14:58:41 CET 2009

Hi Gabriel,

Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> En Sun, 22 Mar 2009 11:05:22 -0300, MRAB <google at> 
> escribió:
>> Esmail wrote:
>>> Nick Craig-Wood wrote:
>>>> Esmail <ebonak at> wrote:
>>>  As a replacement for grep I would use the re module and its methods?
> Perhaps; but strings have methods too (`"abc" in line` is easier to 
> read, and faster, than the corresponding r.e.)

I'm  a big fan of readability (which is one reason I am attracted
to Python) .. thanks for pointing out the alternative, good to have

>>> The other things I need to do consist of moving files, manipulating file
>>> names and piping outputs of one command to the next, so I'm digging into
>>> the documentation as much as I can.
>> The 'os' and 'shutil' modules.
> And for executing external commands with piping, I'd add the subprocess 
> module.

I will take a look at the subprocess module, thanks!


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