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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Using Python to Interact with the Operating System by Google

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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....

Top reviews


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


Nov 19, 2020

Great course! I had some previous knowledge, but this was perfect to fill in the gaps. Also, unit testing was completely new to me and will be very useful in future projects. Thanks for making this!

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By Yosep N N C

Mar 3, 2021

Good material to learning about bash script and python for OS

By Eldad C

Jun 22, 2020

Very good course, learn a lot.

The labs are pretty hard.


By Marcelo H

Jun 14, 2020

very challenge course. nice lbas and nice learning path. thx!

By Shiyu W

Apr 11, 2020

The last project is pretty good. challenging and interesting!

By Baatarbyek R

Aug 12, 2021

​Very infirmative and helpful course to study! Thanks Google

By Aminu I A

Oct 5, 2020

Python+Bash is a superpower! If you want it, look no further


Jul 13, 2020

Very Good course to learn Linux operating system with Python

By Fouad E H

Jul 10, 2022

i learned many new thing from this course , it's so amazing

By Aravind P

Jan 13, 2022

Great Learning....Had good insight on REGEX and System BASH

By I P S W

Mar 19, 2021

This is awesome course! Great starting to learn knowledge ~

By Irving B

Apr 19, 2020

Great course! Lots of material covered in a meaningful way.

By Narasimharao N

Feb 4, 2020

Thanks for the course and learned lot of New Python Stuff.

By Karl B

Jan 29, 2022

ridiculously difficult near the end. rewarding expierience

By Viet A N

Sep 26, 2021

you should take some previous course before step into this

By Hemanth

May 21, 2021

I Learnt and enjoyed it as much as they did teaching this.

By Albert T

Mar 23, 2021

It was very good and the sysadmin practice is very useful.

By Ben C

Oct 28, 2020

Great course, excellent challenges and practical examples.

By Gary J

Aug 21, 2020

Great instructor. Really enjoyed this course. Thanks guys.

By Валентин В

Dec 22, 2021

I don't want to say goodbye (see u in the next course))))


Jun 23, 2020

really helpful course,clearly explained, gained knowledge

By Dina N

May 15, 2020

It's very interesting and useful course

I had so much fun

By Julio C P

Apr 25, 2020

Regular Expressions is just ANOTHER leap! Awesome course.

By Derwi R N

Mar 15, 2021

The material is very worthy of study, thank you coursera

By Doni T H C

Mar 8, 2021

hard but i think i've so much knowledge about python now

By Priscilla V A

Mar 6, 2021

nice, learned a lot but week 6 and 7 lab are pretty hard