By Al Sweigart

If you’ve ever spent hours renaming records or updating hundreds of thousands of spreadsheet cells, you understand how tedious initiatives like those may be. yet what should you may have your desktop do them for you?

In Automate the dull Stuff with Python, you’ll methods to use Python to jot down courses that do in mins what might take you hours to do by means of hand—no earlier programming adventure required. as soon as you’ve mastered the fundamentals of programming, you’ll create Python courses that without problems practice helpful and ambitious feats of automation to:
–Search for textual content in a dossier or throughout a number of files
–Create, replace, stream, and rename records and folders
–Search the net and obtain on-line content
–Update and structure info in Excel spreadsheets of any size
–Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs
–Send reminder emails and textual content notifications
–Fill out on-line forms

Step-by-step directions stroll you thru every one software, and perform initiatives on the finish of every bankruptcy problem you to enhance these courses and use your newfound abilities to automate related tasks.

Don’t spend some time doing paintings a well-trained monkey may do. no matter if you’ve by no means written a line of code, you may make your computing device do the grunt paintings. learn the way in Automate the uninteresting Stuff with Python.

Note: The courses during this e-book are written to run on Python 3.

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