Learning Python For Bash Scripters It turns out it is a huge secret that Python is easier to program in and more powerful than Bash. These code examples are meant to help solve that problem. If you feel intimidated by Object Oriented programming, don't, it is optional in Python. You don't even need to know Bash that well, Python is easy, jump right in! There are five scripts in the subversion repository, the first four scripts produce identical output and do identical things in Python and Bash.