[Tutor] Python app and UNIX commands

William Mhlanga reddazz at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 22:17:49 CEST 2006


I have come up with an idea of an app that I would like to write using
python but I need some guidance. I would like to write an app for Linux/Unix
that fetches a gzipped or bzipped file from a remote server by http or ftp.
The file will be downloaded to a temporary directory, unzipped and its
contents copied to specific directory. If the process has gone well, the
files in the temporary directory are cleaned up. To do this, I guess I would
have to mingle python with some UNIX commands. How do I intermingle python
and unix commands? I have read most of Michael Dawsons book but
unfortunately it doesn't have this kind of stuff. I have just bought Magnus
Lie Hetland's book and just started going through it. Any other
recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks.

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