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How can you change the process name of Wing IDE from python to something more descriptive

In my process list under Ubuntu (using top/System Monitor) one of the largest memory hogs (200+Mb) was python. I searched a bit for one of my programs to be the cause until I realised this was my ...
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Run Python script on startup

Running on Ubuntu Karmic. I need to execute the following (updated) script at boot time #!/bin/sh # /etc/init.d/scripts # Description: Starts Python scripts # ————————————————– # ### BEGIN INIT INFO ...
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uninstall Python installed by compiling source?

I installed Python 2.7.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 by compiling its source, by .configre, make, and make altinstall. make altinstall is because I don't want to overwrite the default Python 2.7.6. My self ...
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Configure Python to include another directory when looking for packages

I'm on a SUSE machine where the default Python site-packages location is /usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages. Some packages automatically install themselves in /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages instead. ...
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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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Arch Linux: python and python2 are in conflict

I've recently installed Arch Linux onto my primary (Ubuntu) computer, and it is working really well for me. It's fast, configurable, basically a faster version of Ubuntu. Since compiz-fusion isn't ...
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Running Deamon Involving GPIO on Pi

I have a daemon that monitors various things using the GPIO ports. I have used python to write the code for this using the RPi.GPIO module. I would like to ensure that the daemon is always running, ...
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Measuring Python script bandwidth usage

I have a python script that uses urllibs to parse some web pages, and uses selenium to scrape pages with javascript, and I would like to know its cumulative bandwidth usage. I've looked at nethogs, ...
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Tilling window manager written in Python

Is there any tiling manager like XMonad but written with Python? I think Haskell was too hard for me. But I know python a little.
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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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FreeBSD: Can't install Python 2.7

I can't seem to be able to install Python 2.7 on my FreeBSD system. Here is some info: # portsnap update Ports tree is already up to date. Version: # uname -r 7.1-RELEASE Installation: # cd ...
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Using OGG/Vorbis, is there a way to continue to record to an existing audio file?

I am using Vorbis/ogg to record audio (using arecord and then pipping to oggenc). I have downloaded oggvideotools, which gave me oggCat, which will let me join two previously recorded audio files into ...
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How to get the name of the user that launched `sudo`

My problem: I have a Python program, and the user launch it using sudo. Sometimes I have to get the user's home, and I can do this only knowing its name: import pwd pwd.getpwnam(username) So: how ...
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how to execute a bash command in a python script

How can I launch a bash command with multiple args (for example "sudo apt update") from a python script?
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Creating deb and rpm from the same source

Is there a standard for source packages to be able to build rpms, debs (and perhaps others) without too much customization? I'm talking mostly about Python, PyQt programs.
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Upgrade matplotlib to 1.2 or 1.3

I am trying to upgrade my python matplotlib but for some reason I can't get it to upgrade. I originally installed matplotlib with: apt-get install python-matplotlib which was fine. However it ...
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Aliasing 'python' to 'ipython' only when 'python' is run without args

I thought it would be nice to have an alias (in ~/.zshrc) to have 'python' aliased to 'ipython' ONLY when 'python' is run without args (otherwise, programs won't launch). First of all, how to express ...
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Reading amount of tracks from an audio CD?

I'm writing a little script to analyze audio CDs. I'm specifically looking for a way to grab the track count from the CD, either from a shell-script or from Python. Is there an easy way to do this? ...
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Wait for a X window to appear/disappear (in a sane way)

Inside a shell script, I need to wait for a window that has a string on its title to appear, do some action, and then wait for it to disappear, and do some other action. Until yesterday, I had this ...
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How do I make Kate indent with spaces on Python files but use tabs for text files and other files?

My goal is to set Kate up to work properly on Python files but to use different settings (tabs not spaces) on other documents. I'm sure others are doing this, but I can't figure out a convenient ...
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Python 2.7 and 2.6 coexist on the same machine

I want to follow a guide to install some software on a ReadyNas Duo (sparc). The guide indicates I need python 2.7, but I already have 2.6 installed. ~# which python /usr/bin/python ~# ls -al ...
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How to use cron + python to regularly adjust screen brightness?

I want to use cron and this script (http://askubuntu.com/questions/23593/use-webcam-to-sense-lighting-condition-and-adjust-screen-brightness): import opencv import opencv.highgui import time import ...
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What is the easiest way to check if column A and B values goes both ways with AWK? [closed]

What is the easiest way to check if column A and B values goes both ways? Output to check: Mike John John Mike Pamela Barbara Barbara Pamela Mike Paul Roger Paul Desired output Mike <-> ...
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How Can I Automate the Change between a Python Script and a Nohup Python Script?

I have a Raspberry Pi connected to a digital temperature probe, which measures my fermenting beer. A python script reads the temperature every second and prints it to the console, and stores it in a ...
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Can I upgrade to a new version of Python on an old version of Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS and ran this: $ sudo apt-get install python2.7 I got this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Couldn't find ...
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Where is the default device name (e.g. /dev/ttyUSBx) specified?

I'm investigating dynamic device name mapping via udev. The goal: On a multi user system, each user can allocate and free devices like usb-serial converters or PCIe cards (FPGAs). If an user ...
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certificate errors trying to create a virtualenv on old Ubuntu

On an old Ubuntu 8.04 (cannot upgrade yet) I need to create a Python virtualenv, install some packages and then my software. I do get certificate errors: Could not fetch URL ...
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Python not recognizing LD_LIBRARY_PATH?

I am trying to install Python2.7 on cr-48 chromebook in developer mode, and face a weird issue that I am having hard time searching for a solution on google. First some background.. the root partition ...
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fail2ban log parsing too slow on Raspberry Pi - options?

I'm running fail2ban on a Raspberry Pi at 950MHz which I cannot overclock further. The Pi is occasionally subject to SYN floods on particular ports. I've set up iptables to throttle the rate of SYNs ...
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How can I run tcpdump from a Python script without AppArmor complaining?

For inconvenient reasons going beyond the scope of this question, I have to run tcpdump from within a Python script. I currently just call subprocess.Popen(['tcpdump', ...) and everything works just ...
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How to do a binary install of Python 2.7 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11?

My SLES11 box came with Python 2.6 installed. I would like to upgrade to 2.7. What is the easiest way to do this?
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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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Installing python modules for python2.6

On my CentOS 5.8 system (el5 , 64bit), I had python2.4 after OS install and I installed python2.6 now. Now I want to install python modules using yum. But whenever I install a new python module it ...
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Enable sqlite FTS Enhanced Query Syntax in python in RHEL6?

SQLite's full text search engine offers a simple query syntax (with AND and OR operators and -term for negation), as well as an enhanced query syntax which also allows parenthesis and NEAR — as well ...
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Why do I receive a “/bin/bash cannot find command” error for an alias?

I am using multiple python, I alias python3 to py: alias py="/opt/python3.4/bin/python3" I want to run python in vim so I write this: map <F9> :call SpecialCompileRun()<CR> func! ...
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Delete XML node containing certain element

I want to remove all Placemarks from a KML file that contain the element <tessellate>. The following block should be wholly removed: <Placemark> ...
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How can I make a bash script that determines if a program is already running

There is a python program I am making, and I am planning to have it launch via a bash script. However the program acts badly when the computer tries to launch it twice. Since I really only need this ...
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Python-friendly machine configuration management systems

Are there machine configuration management systems akin to: Puppet Chef which are natively, or at least intimately, Python-friendly? Any recommendations with supporting evidence and/or backing ...
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How to change the working directory for a shell script

I have a Python script that looks files up in a relative directory. For example: the Python script is in /home/username/projectname/. I have a file that is being called within the Python script that ...
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How to test UPSTART feature of ubuntu to see my script gets restarted automatically if it gets killed?

I am running my Python script using upstart feature of Ubuntu so that if for whatever reason my Python script dies or gets killed, it can be restarted automatically. So I decided to use UPSTART ...
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Unable to pass a bash variable as a python argument in bash

For some reason I cannot pass the bash variable $FOLDER as a python argument on the following code. The python script downloads some files from amazon s3. Bash script: #!/bin/bash FOLDER=$(./aws get ...
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Is there an equivalent of calling the built-in python function help('topics') but in bash?

I would like to explore man pages in bash using something similar to the python help('topics') function. Does this exist in bash? I know the bash equivalent of python's help('modules') would look ...
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Why does installing python-minimal package also grab the python package on Debian?

From running: apt-cache depends python2.6-minimal | grep Depends and apt-cache depends python2.6 | grep Depends it looks like python2.6 depends on python2.6-minimal and a lot more. However, ...
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Align a hex text file at 9 bytes each line

I want to align the selected portion of a text file at 9 bytes each column. For example suppose my text file looks like below. 00 2f c6 b8 29 fd 02 37 11 00 9f 74 34 0b 60 72 38 20 00 9e 61 33 8e ...
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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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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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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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Missing Python.h in Arch

I use Arch Linux. I want to compile a C++ file that includes <Python.h>. But I can't do it. In Debian based systems this problem is resolved with sudo apt-get install python-dev. How I can ...
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Print row contain maximum and minimum value

I need to read the file (contains 16K rows)and print the entire row if any of columns and all columns contains max value (100) and all columns contain min value (0).The ouput example is given ...
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Why can't I call this program using its full path?

I am trying to build a command line wrapper in Python 3 for an exiting command line tool called spooky and I am having a hard time understanding some strange behavior. If I type spooky on the command ...