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Setup SSH tunnel on existing connection from script

I want to establish an SSH tunnel on an existing connection. The tricky part is doing it from a script (a custom shell I need to allow users only some specific things, like setting up this tunnel). ...
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Script to delete files that don't match certain filenames

I have a folder with 500,000 images, sorted in subfolders by year and month. I'd like to create a script that does this: If the filename does not match any of the filenames in names.log then delete ...
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Start GTK apk based on python

How to start application based on python + glade? startx python apk.py doesn't working. I can run application like firefox from text mode -> startx firefox
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Display cron job times in a human-friendly format

Is there a way to display or is there a tool that can parse a crontab expression and display it in a human-friendly way? 10 6 * * * sh /usr/local/crons/file_check.sh For example, for the above cron ...
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Xterm not printing python errors

I'm running a suite of bash and python scripts that (taken together) make up a large open source software project running on Ubuntu 14.10 under VirtualBox 4.3.22. I'm using python 2.7.8 and xterm ...
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broken yum/python

Yum seems to be broken and below is the error. 'import site' failed; use -v for traceback There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum. The error leading to this ...
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How to include python script inside a bash script

I need to include below python script inside a bash script. If the bash script end success, I need to execute the below script. #!/usr/bin/python from smtplib import SMTP import datetime ...
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Linux Mint 13 Problem - No module named site

My Linux Mint 13 64-bit system has developed a problem. Whilst I can run basic commands like ls and vi if I try anything more complex (I have tried python2.7, mysql-workbench and addusr) I get:- ...
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Python script: wait until job in tmux session has completed

I am trying to continuously run a python script with random parameters from another python script, where each run is in its own tmux session. A very simplified overview of what I'm trying to do goes ...
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Installing gdal python package inside Python27 Software Collection

I have a Centos 6.6 VM with the Python 2.7 SCL. I have gdal and gdal-devel installed. If I start the scl with sudo scl enable python27 bash and do a pip install gdal it fails on: gcc -pthread ...
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how can I add an extra character after a word search [closed]

I have the following field names demelog voyapro naisjdf naismc decoide decoccm travide travccm equiccm mariccm Below is a sample of my file. There are more columns before the first fck=83... ...
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How to run specific architecture (32/64) of Python in Centos6 when both are installed?

I have a Centos 6.6 Docker image being used for an automated build. It has the default x64 Python 2.6.6 installed. I need to run some things in a 32-bit Python environment. I snagged the ...
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Testing outgoing FTP with fake data

I would like to implement a fake FTP transfer in a program I'm working on. Basically I just want there to be FTP traffic happening in the background for a variable length of time. Similar to how iperf ...
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Exit /dev/tty after error message

I run this bash function when a button is pressed, it calls my mobile, however when the call ends or I reject the call, it hangs in /dev/tty and does not return to the main program call.sh ...
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Problem in running uberwriter (a python app)

I installed uberwriter on my archlinux using AUR. But when I want to run it this error will be shown: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/uberwriter", line 44, in <module> ...
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Can't import wx even after installing python-wxgtk2.8

I am running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and am trying to install wxPython so I can develop GUIs on python. I have python 2.7 and 3 installed but 2.7 in default. I have installed wxPython as recommended ...
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Importing Python files from inside folders

On Mac OS X, I can import a .py file named test inside the directory dir by running import dir.test However, on Debian (specifically Raspian) this does not work. What is the alternative?
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Write Python stdout to file immediately

When trying to write the stdout from a Python script to a text file (python script.py > log), the text file is created when the command is started, but the actual content isn't written until the ...
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Where is pithos installed?

I'm trying to find the installation directory in Pithos so I can hack it, and am really bad a unix commands and am embarrassed to ask this. If I do: `which pithos` This returns a link to the ...
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Writing a program for editing .txt data - Python or Unix?

I only have little experience in programming, and I'm currently working on improving my skills. Basically, I need to write a program, that can do some specific processes to some data in a .txt file. ...
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Get 'python-keyring' to stop prompting for 'encrypted keyring' password

Situation: I followed these instructions (http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/KeyringExtension) on setting up the mercurial keyring-extension for mercurial. On a Ubuntu 12.04.4 (precise) machine it ...
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How do I print a certain line of python code using the Linux terminal?

If I am writing some python and I only want the terminal to show a certain line, what command do I use? For example my program is: print("line one") print("line two") print("line three") And I only ...
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Replace multiline string in files

I have a number of files I want to update by replacing one multi-line string with another multi-line string. Something along the lines of: * Some text, * something else * another thing And I want ...
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errors while installing python-pip on ubuntu

When running sudo apt-get install python-pip I got the following error messages, what causes the problem and how to fix it? Thank you very much for any help. Err ...
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Homebrew?? error: option --no-user-cfg not recognized

Using homebrew, in which I am have no skill, I was updating cmake (as part of install of avidemux...) on snow leopard $brew -v upgrade cmake Everything works fine through Verifying ...
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Unable to use python speech_recognition lib Microphone class due to ALSA

I am attempting to write a speech recognition program for the raspberry pi, however I am facing some issues using python's speech_recognition library. From the error messages (posted below) I think ...
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arecord until sound level drops low enough

I am trying to implement constant voice recognition on my Pi at the moment, I am achieving this by having two threads running, one constantly recording (with arecord in a bash script) for X amount of ...
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Installing older versions of python packages with apt-get (specifically wxpython)

I've been beating my head against the wall trying to troubleshoot a graphical program with a WX backend. We've found that wxPython 2.8.10 work fine, and seemingly any newer releases doesn't. Despite ...
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Finding certain X window with Python's Xlib

I am trying to find an unmapped window on my X server in order to map it back and send it some EWMH hint. Because the window is unmapped I cannot use EWMH to ask the window manager directly. So I am ...
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If any spawned child processes fail, kill all and exit

In my script I split up a data set into input_aa, input_ab, etc. Then, I run each through the same Python script, as such: # Execute program on each split file for part in input_*; do python3 ...
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What potential trouble may arise by copying module directly from one python sys path to another?

Our server is CentOS and sys python is in version 2.6, meanwhile there is also a python2.7 under /usr/local/bin I did yum install MySQL-python, but in python2.7 I can't import this module. So I ...
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Runs perfectly through the command line, will not work through systemd ExecStart

I've installed Butterfly http terminal server, written in python, on my Arch machine. I'm new to systemd, but I'm having an issue with one of the command line parameters. /usr/bin/butterfly.server.py ...
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Why does apt-get in Ubuntu still want to install Python 2.7?

New Linux VPS, installing Python and a few other tools I like to use. Did apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and I noticed when I did apt-get install python it defaulted to version 2.7. (I can, ...
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How to setup and use yowsup-cli to to get Whatsapp authentication code?

I've tried following the same way mentioned everywhere, but something is wrong. sudo apt-get install python python-dateutil python-argparse sudo wget ...
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/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cElementTree.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32

yum update There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was: /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cElementTree.so: wrong ELF class: ...
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What should I do about Python 2.7.9 not looking for SSL certificates in the right place on FreeBSD?

I have a FreeBSD 10.0 system, and a couple of days ago, I upgraded my python27 port from Python 2.7.8 to Python 2.7.9, which enabled SSL verification by default. Unsurprisingly, it broke my existing ...
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How can I replace bash using Python?

According to the accepted answer for this SO question: , Python can make a great bash replacement. My question then, is this: how do I go about seamlessly make the switch? I think the main thing to ...
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Unable to run python script - Permission Denied

Trying to run a NZBGet (Python) Script, I've tried to run manually with: /mnt/local/ext001/MEDIA/NZBGet/scripts/videosort/VideoSort.py but this results in: bash: ...
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How to install the pylzma python library on Linux?

The pylzma library is a requirement for another tool that I would like to use. I am new to python and programming and have a few questions: I have already followed the procedure to download and ...
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Debian Stable (“wheezy”): was trying to build Python 3.4, and I ran sudo make install — am I in trouble now?

So, I wanted to run Python 3.4.x inside a virtualenv virtual environment. I learned that the first step should be to build Python 3.4.x. I was doing so in /usr/bin/Python3.4.x (a folder I created), ...
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Setting different path for installation in python packaging

I am new to python packaging. My Command Line Interface (CLI) named virtdc modules has to be installed in /var/lib/virtdc. virtdc is the top folder structure /var/lib/virtdc/ framework/ ...
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Permissions when creating a simple Python package for pip

I'm trying to package a simple app I wrote, so that it can be installed on a system using python setup.py install and (later) using pip install awesomeapp. The app consists of two files in the same ...
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Profiling memory, disk, cpu, and time from python

I have a workflow, implemented in python, and I would like to profile memory, disk (IO), cpu, and time information in python in an unobtrusive manner. This is NOT a question of profiling code, but ...
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Lots of unmet dependencies while updating Python

It was suggested that I uninstall and reinstall Python, so I deleted every directed labeled python until 'which python' and 'which python3.4' didn't show anything. Then I did apt-get remove python ...
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“ValueError: _system not initialized” when using apt.VersionCompare

I wrote a bash script that has to compare two version strings to decide to download new version or not. The test relies on a Python script that does apt.VersionCompare(), which does version comparison ...
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How to grant sudo permission for a .py script on a apache folder?

I've exemplo.py in an folder /opt/lampp/htdocs/cgi-local/exemplo.py folder. The script creates a socket that needs super user permissions. My question was a little confusing? I need to access ...
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How to monitor the integrity of a script that is running?

I want to make sure a running python script was not modified accidentally by some other process (or cosmic ray, or unexpected developer update). I've heard of comparing a checksum of the script (e.g. ...
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How to catch mount events on Linux?

I want to somehow get notified if a mount or unmount occurs for a USB drive. At the moment I use udev and then wait for x seconds for a new entry in /proc/mounts. This works ok if the mounting is ...
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readline - why does does it only do carriage return and not a line feed when reaching end of line?

I developped a python application that uses the cmd module to make an interactive command-line interface. This cmd module uses readline for command-line management: completion, history... My issue ...
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Why is coreutils sort slower than Python?

I wrote the following script to test the speed of Python's sort functionality: from sys import stdin, stdout lines = list(stdin) lines.sort() stdout.writelines(lines) I then compared this to the ...