Python for Unix and Linux System Administration

Errata for Python for Unix and Linux System Administration

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xiv
near bottom

The text says that the web page of the book is http://www.oreilly.com/9780596515829 but it should be http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596515829

Note from the Author or Editor:
The URL should be: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596515829 (A redirect has been put in place)

Anonymous  Sep 15, 2008 
Printed
Page 5
3rd paragraph

In the sentence, "...and http, ftp, imap, smpt, and nntp...", I think "smtp" is misspelled as "smpt".

Anonymous  Nov 01, 2008 
Printed
Page 6
4th paragraph (First sentence in section "Motivation")

Missing space between the words "just" and "picked". It is printed as "If you justpicked up this book..." instead of "If you just picked up this book...".

Anonymous  Nov 01, 2008 
Printed
Page 182
Example 6-5

1) Bodies of defined functions are not correctly indented. 2) In enumeratepaths, second for loop is not correctly indented from the previous line.

Anonymous  Nov 07, 2008 
Printed
Page 184
Example 6-6

line file_collection.append(file) should be indented from previous line (for loop).

Anonymous  Nov 07, 2008 
Printed
Page 188
Example 6-7

In the example 6-7 in the first line it imports the function "createChecksum" that was created in the last example with the name "create_checksum". The error appears again in example 6-8m which also has a typo in the code, which is wrongly indented in input line 8.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Also, there is a superfluous IPython prompt in the interactive example between 6-7 and 6-8; In [5] should be omitted.

Pablo Ambrosio  Dec 09, 2008 
Printed
Page 190
Last code sample

The input lines 4 and 5 repeats the same code unnecesarily.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Specifically, the IPython prompts [4] and [5] are duplicated, but [4] didn't do anything. I would just remove the [5] prompt altogether.

Pablo Ambrosio  Dec 09, 2008 
Printed
Page 191
Example 6-10

At the bottom of the code sample in the "main" section the iteration ovr the "dupes" variable is wrongly indented.

Pablo Ambrosio  Dec 09, 2008 
Printed
Page 196
Near bottom of page

The text: </literallayout> </example> is typesetting markup, and not python code.

Anonymous  Jan 02, 2009 
Printed
Page 289
1st paragraph

says: "While talking to a processes" should be: "While talking to a process" or "While talking to processes"

Anonymous  Sep 17, 2008 
Printed
Page 296
2nd example

"df -h" should be: " df -h", and likewise with "du -h /tmp". Else, the resulting commands will be something like: "ssh homerdf -h", which would be a problem.

Anonymous  Jan 02, 2009