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add groups from external file

I want to write a script which add groups to the system, specified in groups.txt file. content of groups.txt : group01 : computer group02 : electronics group03 : IT . ...
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Grepping a variable

I've written a simple init script to start and stop a Python script as a service. I have to be explicit about the version of Python I'm running, because this is on a CentOS 5 box with Python 2.4 & ...
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'altinstall' python-devel; can't install psycopg2 on centos

I installed python2.7 on my centos 2.6.32-431.17.1.el6.x86_64 following these directions: http://toomuchdata.com/2014/02/16/how-to-install-python-on-centos/ #after the yum stuff... # Python ...
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Why can't my python script change umask?

This is my script #!/usr/bin/python import os print "hello world from python" os.system("echo 'hello world from bash'") os.system("umask 055") os.system("ls -alh > test") If I run this code ...
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Python compile error on openSUSE: no module named wx

I'm new to Linux. After installing openSUSE I'm trying to make my VPN software running. I've followed the site's direction: Unpack the general package [Other / Source code], install OpenVPN and ...
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how to read and modify fstab in python?

I want to automatically configure my fstab in python by running a script. I thought of using ConfigParser in python, but I am unable to use it properly.
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Convert xml subtitle file to srt format

I have a xml subtitle that looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?><transcript> <Item from="1.16" duration="4.68"><![CDATA[(Dong-hyuk is coming to see you now.) ...
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Do all Linux processes write EOF to stdout when they are terminating/have finished terminating?

I'm having trouble with sending shutdown -h 0 to a lxc Debian container (i.e. executing this command in the lxc) with with the python pexpect module (in a python script). In this module the user can ...
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Unable to access CentOS setup Network Configuration after attempting Python update

I attempted to update Python on my CentOS 5.6 VM and have encountered some issues afterward. Initially, yum wouldn't work, but I have resolved that. However, now I am unable to access the Network ...
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How to install Node.js in CentOS 5.10 with Python 2.4?

I want to use Grunt on websites we have hosted on our WHM dedicated server. It is running CENTOS 5.10 x86_64 standard with WHM 11.42.1 (build 21). It is critical that things do not break, as we have ...
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Trouble installing lxml with custom install location for libxml2/libxslt

I am attempting to install a python module called lxml to my account on a supercomputer running RHEL. I do NOT have root access or super user status. lxml requires the dev/devel versions of libxml2 ...
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Identify python script is waiting for a manual input

I'm writing a shell script which executes a Python script. The Python script halts for a manual enter to be provided. However, I don't wan't to have to press enter each time to the script. Instead, I ...
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How to change the default version of Python in Debian 7.5?

I'm using Debian 7.5, and I've installed Python 3.3 and 3.2. How do I make 3.3 the default for when someone types python in the command line?
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How does a parallelized Python program look with top command?

I work on a shared cluster. I've seen people run parallelized c code on this cluster which, when I use top to see what processes are running, are shown to be using (for example) 400% of the CPU, ...
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How do I remove the new environment commands that were created by the virtualenvwrapper script?

I've installed and run virtuarenvwrapper.sh to try to configure an alternate version of python on my system. This script has placed somewhere a series of commands that are now executed whenever I ...
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Linux - preventing an application from failing due to lack of disk space

Due to an unpredicted scenario I am currently in need of finding a solution to the fact that an application (which I do not wish to kill) is slowly hogging the entire disk space. To give more context ...
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Python3 error “no module named bluetooth” on Linux Mint

I am trying to connect my Lenovo S10E to a Nintendo Wiimote via bluetooth. I am using a simple Python script, reproduced below. I am calling it from the Linux Mint (version 16, "Petra") command line ...
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shell or python script to transpose rows to columns [duplicate]

I have a big file with numbers like: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 9 9 I want to tranpose it into 1 5 9 2 6 9 3 7 9 4 8 9 I have search on google for solutions, but those solutions simply don't ...
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Uninstall a python software properly

I installed a little python software (pycarddav) before to notice there is a packaged version for Debian sid... Now, I would like to uninstall properly this software and then, install the packaged ...
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Listing directories based on size from largest to smallest on single line

I can use the following command to get a list of directories and their sizes and sort them from largest to smallest (in the example I renamed the directories to numbers to make this easier to ...
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Python file issue from root path

I have a script that is well-tested and known to be working. I am running into an issue with it where when I try to run it from /root/backup/script.py or ~/backup/script.py I get a file not found ...
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Installing iPython3 Fedora 20

It was very easy to install ipython and upgrade it to the newest version (2.0) using pip. However, I want to set up ipython3, which uses Python 3, and found it more difficult. I finally installed it ...
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install python module for particular python instance

I have 2 python instance on a CentOS machine, i.e. /usr/bin/python2.4 and /usr/bin/python2.7. Modules for 2.4 are in /usr/lib/python2.4, and modules for 2.7 are in /usr/local/python27. When I do ...
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Modoboa 1.1.1 Deployment Errors

I try to install modoboa follow this steps: http://modoboa.readthedocs.org/en/latest/getting_started/install.html I installed modoboa with pip install modoboa Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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python xml parsing

I have to delete particular tags from an xml file. Sample xml below. <data> <tag:action/> </data> I want to delete all contents between data and /data. ...
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How to install QGIS from source into user space?

I want to install QGIS from source on Ubuntu 13.10. (saucy). into ~/bin. There is Python 2.7.5+ installed. Therefore, I cloned the repository to my machine and checked out the master branch. First I ...
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Python: Move lines backward in a textfile

Imagine a text file which contains random text and two unique markers 01 text text text 02 text text text 03 __DELETE_THIS_FIRST__ 04 text text text 05 text text text 06 text text text 07 text text ...
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How to grab the oldest unread message from `mail` in a script?

In a script I am trying to finish writing now, I need to get the oldest unread message from the current user's mailbox (specifically, I need the subject line for this project). After extracting the ...
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How do I get 'realpath' to find my symbolic link?

I am on MacOSX using bash as my shell. I have symbolic link, created like this: ln -s /usr/bin/python python2 I have a package that uses python2 and I want to create a symbol link in my current ...
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Why does PyCrypto require a C compiler?

Is there a python crypto library that does not rely on anything besides python? Or pre-complied bundles of PyCrypto for Linux?
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fail2ban permission denied on script

I've just upgraded from RHEL 5 to 6.5 and setup fail2ban anew. I can't seem to get my custom action to work now, supposedly because of a permission issue. I wan't to know what am I doing wrong, and ...
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makehuman gives “ImportError: No module named numpy”

I installed 1.0.0 on slackware 14.1 makehuman 64bit slackbuilds through the site, but the makehuman does not open, the program appears in the KDE menu but does not open. I do not know why it happens, ...
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Installation location of python modules?

How does one get python modules working on a local machine? I followed the doc here: https://docs.python.org/2/install/ to no avail. I tried putting a known working module in the following locations ...
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apt python error prevents me from resolving dependency problems for apt-get install

On Debian 6 servers dependency issues are preventing me from installing nis (or any package). When I try to resolve that issue I get a python error. How do I get past this issue and re-gain the ...
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Rescue value from second last line

After I run a script, I've got the following lines: PyMOL(TM) Molecular Graphics System, Version 1.4.1. Copyright (c) Schrodinger, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Created by Warren L. DeLano, ...
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Unexpected behavior from an “os.system”call in Python [closed]

I want to save the file type of the file sample in a text file called type.txt. I wrote the following for that in Python: os.system('file sample > type.txt') When I run this code, type.txt shows ...
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pipe function arguments to command line arguments in python

I have a python code (cmd.py) which accepts files as command line arguments and process using parse_args. I want to pass files from another code (files.py) to cmd.py, just like passing function ...
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why cpulimit makes process STOPPED?

I'm running a python script which uses networkx package to run some algorithms on graphs. the script is import networkx as nx from networkx.algorithms.approximation import clique G = ...
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Need a different header path for compiling

I'm trying to update numpy, a python package, on my fresh install of debian. I have installed from source the latest version of python in /usr/local When trying to update numpy via pip, I get an ...
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Why is the Debian package I've created for a single Python script empty?

I have a quite simple Python project that might be very useful for some people. So I thought about packaging it. The project is called maptool and is a tool that allows people who have Panasonic ...
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E: python-setuptools upgrade fails, apt-get broken

I wanted to install gnome-maps with apt-get, and then I got this error: Preparing to unpack .../python-setuptools_3.4.1-1_all.deb ... Unpacking python-setuptools (3.4.1-1) over (3.3-1) ... dpkg: ...
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Most accurate disk usage report? [duplicate]

Since disk space is allocated in blocks, is it a more accurate representation of the actual space consumed by a directory to report it in blocks vs bytes? If a file of size 1,025 bytes resides on a ...
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What should someone know about using Python scripts in the shell?

I'm wondering what should someone generally know about Python(the interpreter) when using it in the shell in Linux? This is what I have on Gentoo: # ls -al /usr/bin/python*; file /usr/bin/python; ...
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Application lags if started from init.d?

I have a program (pre-compiled binary) that, when started manually on linux, runs fine. It has a CLI that I use to enter commands. This program is a software router, I can connect to it's CLI to ...
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Multicast UDP not working

Multicast UDP on raspberry pi I haven't narrowed things down enough to know if my issue is because of debian, raspbian specifically, or if I am just missing a something completely. I have a python ...
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How can I disable the new history feature in Python 3.4?

Since upgrading to Python 3.4, all interactive commands are logged to ~/.python_history. I don't want Python to create or write to this file. Creating a symlink to /dev/null does not work, Python ...
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Bare-bones linux? [closed]

I am working on a homemade OS and I was originally going to write it myself in Assembly and Python, but I decided that doing this would just be easier, faster, and more Linux-y. I have the Python part ...
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How to exit out of the shell script successfully so that python subprocess think it is successfull exit? [closed]

Below is my shell script which simply execute a url like this http://example.com:8080/beat and parse the response and verify certain conditions on it. If that condition is met, then exit successfully ...
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Better approach to generating and adding contents to files

I have an input file like below. 1 First one 2 First two 3 First three 3 Second three I am generating 2 output files like below. #FILE1 1 First one 2 First two 3 First three #FILE2 1 ...
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case sensitive substitution; same target ids

I am struggled myself to make a case sensitive replacement in a text file. Please find below a segment of my sed file that I am running as sed -f file.sed < input.txt > output.txt ...