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Python for Unix and Linux System Administration

The good news is that I was a lead technical editor of Python for Unix and Linux System Administration which just came out.

The bad news is that as my wife called me to tell me that my copy of the book had arrived, I noticed that someone had clipped my car in the parking lot and tore off part of the bumper. It looks like I'll have to replace the whole bumper.

C'est la vie.

Anyway, about the book, it's exactly what the title says it is. If you have a computer science background, this book is not for you. However, if you're a sysadmin trying to learn Python, it's perfect. In fact, when I think of all the sysadmins I've met who do a bit of scripting, this book matches them perfectly.

Comments

Noah Gift said…
Shannon,

I think this is a fair review. This book could have even been called "Blue Collar Python". It is just a bunch of practical useful stuff that people can use to get their job done.

Again, thanks for the help on the book. You were a tremendous asset and your mark was left on the book in many ways.