This tutorial is part of a series we dedicated to Ansible. Previously we talked about the Ansible basics, then we focused on some Ansible modules we can use to perform some very common administration tasks, and we also talked about Ansible loops. In this article, instead, we learn how to create interactive prompts we can use to ask for user input and how to pass variables at runtime.
YAML is a data serialization language. The name itself is a recursive acronym which stands for YAML Ain’t Markup Language. It is specifically designed to be human-friendly, easy to read and write, to represent settings and data structures and to work well with modern programming languages.
Python is a general purpose programming language that needs no presentations. It was originally written by Guido Van Rossum, and saw its first release in the year 1991. At the moment of writing, the latest stable version of the language is
3.10. In this tutorial we see how to use it together with the openpyxl library to manipulate Excel spreadsheets.
It can be difficult to count the number of lines of code that comprises a certain program, since simply viewing the source code will include comments, whitespace, etc. On Linux systems, the cloc command can be used to count lines of code in one or multiple files, and even sort results by programming language.
This tutorial will show you a small example of C++ code on how to read a characters from a file, as well as to count the number lines that any particular file consist of. We will be creating the script and compiling the C++ on a Linux system. All distros will work the same, provided you have the G++ compiler installed, which we will cover as well.
In Linux, many applications and system services will store log files. These log files give a Linux administrator insight into how their system is performing, and are invaluable when troubleshooting issues. However, log files can get unwieldy very quickly. For example, if your web server software logs every visit to your website, and you get thousands of viewers per day, there will be way too much information to feasibly squeeze into one text file.