Chevron Left
Back to Using Python to Interact with the Operating System

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

5,106 ratings

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


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!


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!

Filter by:

1 - 25 of 1,196 Reviews for Using Python to Interact with the Operating System

By Jack C

Mar 1, 2020

By Karel H

May 25, 2020

By Trupal P

May 10, 2020

By Nicholas J

Apr 18, 2020

By Abhilash D

Jun 16, 2020

By Pushpendra S

May 24, 2020

By Ankan D

Jul 9, 2020

By Andre N

Jul 27, 2020

By Victor B V

Feb 27, 2020

By Andrew G

Oct 26, 2020

By Md. Z M

May 23, 2020

By masoud z

May 22, 2020

By Chris G

Aug 5, 2020

By sadra z

Mar 28, 2020


Aug 18, 2020

By Ibrahim B

Mar 21, 2020

By Brian W

Jul 17, 2020

By Damian B

Jan 1, 2021

By Mohamed A M

Apr 5, 2021

By Nancy A

Apr 12, 2020

By Belinda M P

Apr 6, 2020

By Luis M

Jul 1, 2020

By Manuel I

Nov 20, 2020

By Michael H

Oct 27, 2020

By Jayaram R

Mar 19, 2020