Toolchest for Python shell scripters
Banish growing bash scripts
Every once in a while we end up with a shell-script that’s grown out of it’s suit. At this point we need some tools to transition it into a language such as Python. Therefor I’ve collected a small set of tools for achieving these results.
The personal favourite
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A personal favourite of mine is sh, I’ve used it several times and is very happy with it.
For the docker pirate
ShutIt | Automation framework for programmersianmiell.github.io
ShutIt focuses on docker (container) build. In addition to their own extensive documentation there’s also a great tutorial on how to build shell scripts in python with ShutIt over at Learn x in y Minutes.
For the make hacker
Pythonic task management & command exectutionwww.pyinvoke.org
Following that advice Mr Narlock also recommended Fabric “Same as invoke, but catered to remote subprocess commands over SSH”, do check it out if you’re going to work with remote servers.
Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment…www.fabfile.org
And when you’re at it don’t forget to checkout his libvcs tool which enables easy git (and other vcs systems) automation via python.
Don’t worry I added two great guides on python shell scripting and as a bonus I threw in a fun CLI UI library.