I bet you didn’t know that you could write shell scripts in Python. For any programmer or systems administrator, shell scripting is a vital skill to master. It allows you to automate tedious tasks, turning them into consistent, repeatable actions.
I am a beginner in programming, mainly toying around with Python and Java at the moment. I want to get a little further and many suggestions reasonably encourage finding ways to implement the language into tasks you already do.
I'm an IT person, and starting my own IT company, and I decided it would be a good idea to write scripts for automating several common tasks I do.
I don't currently use #!, but I am certainly impressed by the lightweight software that's being developed by some of the users here. I'll try to help out as much as I can with this, so you'll mostly see me hanging around in the tips, tricks, and scripts section. And hello #! community!
For my sins I'm currently administering a Windows Server (standard edition) box for a company. They have several python and PHP scripts set up on this box that run as scheduled tasks. Sometime over the past few weeks these scripts stopped working.
I have 2 pairs of python scripts that run 24/7. 2 of them perform data insertions, 2 of them perform analysis. What happens is when I look at the connections in MySQL Workbench the 2 performing the insertions have time counters that never get reset to zero. The scripts performing the analysis are always on.