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Mastering Python Scripting for System Administrators

By : Ganesh Sanjiv Naik
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Mastering Python Scripting for System Administrators

By: Ganesh Sanjiv Naik

Overview of this book

Python has evolved over time and extended its features in relation to every possible IT operation. Python is simple to learn, yet has powerful libraries that can be used to build powerful Python scripts for solving real-world problems and automating administrators' routine activities. The objective of this book is to walk through a series of projects that will teach readers Python scripting with each project. This book will initially cover Python installation and quickly revise basic to advanced programming fundamentals. The book will then focus on the development process as a whole, from setup to planning to building different tools. It will include IT administrators' routine activities (text processing, regular expressions, file archiving, and encryption), network administration (socket programming, email handling, the remote controlling of devices using telnet/ssh, and protocols such as SNMP/DHCP), building graphical user interface, working with websites (Apache log file processing, SOAP and REST APIs communication, and web scraping), and database administration (MySQL and similar database data administration, data analytics, and reporting). By the end of this book, you will be able to use the latest features of Python and be able to build powerful tools that will solve challenging, real-world tasks
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

Introduction to GUI

In this section, we are going to learn about GUI. Python has various frameworks for GUI. In this section, we are going to look at PyQt5. PyQt5 has different graphics components, also known as object widgets, which can be displayed on screen and also interact with users. The components are listed here:

  • PyQt5 window: The PyQt5 window will create a simple app window.
  • PyQt5 button: The PyQt5 button is a button that causes an action whenever it is clicked.
  • PyQt5 textbox: The PyQt5 textbox widget allows users to enter the text.
  • PyQt5 label: The PyQt5 label widget displays a single-line text or an image.
  • PyQt5 combo box: The PyQt5 combo box widget is a combined button and a popup list.
  • PyQt5 check box: The PyQt5 check box widget is an option button that can be checked and unchecked.
  • PyQt5 radio button: The PyQt5 radio button widget is an option button that can be...