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About the Course

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to manipulate files and processes on your computer’s operating system. You’ll also have learned about regular expressions -- a very powerful tool for processing text files -- and you’ll get practice using the Linux command line on a virtual machine. And, this might feel like a stretch right now, but you’ll also write a program that processes a bunch of errors in an actual log file and then generates a summary file. That’s a super useful skill for IT Specialists to know. We’ll kick off by exploring how to execute Python locally, and organize and use code across different Python files. We'll then learn how to read and write different types of files, and use subprocesses and input streams. We'll also dive into Bash scripting and regular expressions -- both very powerful tools for anyone working with systems. We'll even touch on automatic testing, which allow us to automate how we check if our code is correct. To finish, we’ll put all this together by using the tools that we’ve acquired to process data and generate automatic reports. We’ll also explain how to set up your own developer environment in your machine. This is a key step in being able to write and deploy powerful automation tools....

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Oct 6, 2022

Expalined the concepts missed from the previous course a lot well. Only thing I would change is to add more about using commands in windows and other platforms as well. Overall it was a great course!


Jun 15, 2020

In starting five weeks , all answers were directly provided and week 6 and 7 were very tough. So i suggest to equalize the toughness level in all weeks ,ie, no direct spoon feed nor abrupt toughness

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By Hemanth H S

Sep 21, 2020








































rse even though i had experience with python

By Oliver R

May 17, 2020

Loved the mix of repetition and new content. Bash refresher was long overdue for me!

By Kuldeep M

May 8, 2020

This makes me feel great to know the interaction with operating system using python.

By Andrae C

Jan 31, 2020

This course was great and I learn a lot that I can apply directly to my current job.

By Daffa A P R

Mar 8, 2022

The course was fun yet challenging. I've got some struggles to understand the topic

By Temidayo A

Mar 25, 2020

Loved it! This course kept me on my toes and made me think a lot. It was good fun.

By Juan C N V

May 16, 2022

Complex. I think I´ll continue to study more on the subject of regular expressions

By Fadil M

Nov 6, 2021

It was not an easy course, but I learnt a lot of valuable knowledge in this course

By Kshitij A

Apr 12, 2021

This was by far one of the best courses I had. After Version Control, of course ;)

By Kevin J

Mar 9, 2021

Really great at applying python basics to manipulating files. More of this please!

By Guanyu B

Jan 4, 2021

Valuable course.

It is great knowing how to deal with the OS Terminal.

BASH on it.

By Sim J S

Nov 23, 2020

smooth and great teaching, open my view of the mysterious of OS and its automation

By Mutheu A

Jul 1, 2020

Very helpful especially if you would like to gain skills on system administration.

By Divya P

Sep 1, 2021

This course covers from the basics of many actions you can perform on PC. Amazing

By Ahmad F G

Mar 18, 2021

Awesome, anyone should learn this course to familiar and implemation using python

By Souvik C

Aug 16, 2021

Learnt a lot. It is a must if you would like to enhance your knowledge in Python

By Alfian A H

Feb 25, 2021

There are so many knowledge I got from this especially regex. It's a good course

By Amaan K

Jun 22, 2020

I am in Love with this course specially this one

Hope to see this Professor soon

By Laiqian J

Sep 8, 2022

This course has greatly introduced me to the Operating System and how it works

By kushal k

Jun 25, 2020

it's such a amazing course i learned some advanced concepts.

Thank you Google :)

By Krishna G

Mar 28, 2020

i had so fun to complete this course.

i had currently feeling like real Sysadmin

By Leonardo S V

Nov 25, 2020

It has very good content, the quizzes and final project is challenging and fun

By Randy S

Feb 10, 2021

Absolutely awesome, I learned more than the course presented. Thanks Google.

By Top G

Sep 13, 2020

It paved my way to learning automation and use it in my day to day work life.

By Shiv S S

Aug 16, 2020

This course had everything I wanted to learn. Thank You Coursera and Google.