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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 ...
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Basic steps to develop python API in Unix environment

I am developing an API in Unix environment for virtual machines. Most of the modules are developed in python. I have few questions on this. I have the file extension as abc.py. I would like to make ...
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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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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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Clearing/modifying previous libnotify notifications?

I have written a script which generates notifications like this: notify-send -i audio-card "Transferring audio playback to speakers." \ "Audio playback has been transferred to the analog output ...
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Python script to shutdown system doesn't work in cron

A python script to shutdown system works fine from the terminal but doesn't work when included in crontab. The script is called by cron but ends with an error 'shutdown command not found'or 'init 0 ...
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echo $PATH shows path to python scripts, but they cannot be executed

I am new to using the shell, and wanted to create a directory in $HOME where I can put all my python scripts, set a path to that directory, so that I can go into any folder on my Mac and execute those ...
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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 ...
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When I am in VirtualEnv and do apt-get install, is there any difference?

If I have a virtualenv activated when I do something like sudo apt-get install python2.7-dev should I expect different results than if I did it outside the virtual env? Limited theory says no, ...
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How to properly install Python packages?

I run a Slackware system and I'm trying to run some Python code, but getting a lot of errors such as this one below: >>> import urllib2 Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Creating a self-contained installation file for pymssql for CentOS

I'm trying to deploy a Python application on a machine that due to system and organisation requirements can't have gcc installed on it, so I need to create a self-contained installation file for ...
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Issues with Skyperious

I am trying to install Skyperious on Ubuntu 13.10, I have installed all the required dependencies, my python version is Python 2.7.5+. When I run the following code from terminal python main.py ...
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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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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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Permission denied error without ssh connection

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server which runs a python application. The application is started manually in tmux or automatically when the server starts. Application processes http requests from android ...
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Bulk downloading PDFs

This may/may not be possible using bash happy for a suggestion in Python if there is one. But I would like to download all the PDFs/ePubs from the following link https://mises.org/library/books ...
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How to locally install .deb without apt-get, dpkg or root access?

I'm using python on a Linux cluster (without root access) and want to use the numpy module. After downloading numpy from Numerical Python, extracting and trying to install it with: python setup.py ...
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Python.h: No such file or directory

I'm tring to build omniORB 4.1.6 under Arch Linux, however when I type make, here is the message: ../../../../../src/tool/omniidl/cxx/idlpython.cc:188:26: fatal error: python3.3/Python.h: No such ...
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Suddenly I have troubles plotting with python

I have a code that I used yesterday to generate plots. Today, when I tried to use it (with the same input as yesterday), I get an error: QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme. ...
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Python 2.7 on CentOS 5

Are there any half-official repositories for CentOS 5 with Python 2.7? EPEL provides only Python 2.6
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Sudo-like remembrance of passwords for own scripts

I have a script which requires a password for authenticating a web service. A single password for a pre-defined user will suffice, and the password should if possible be stored securely (not plain ...
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Using Python and Scapy to sniff for ARP on Pi

I'm trying to use a Raspberry Pi to find ARP requests from a specific wireless device on my network. It's one of those Amazon dash buttons. Someone used this code to listen to when the dash connects ...
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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 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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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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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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Python script run while screen is locked

I have a python script which seems to be failing to continue running its while True: ... sleep() loop my code is at http://github.com/xdaimon/xdaimonConky What happens is I autostart python on ...
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python3 traceback error

Whenever I mistype any command in terminal instead of getting Error:Command not found I get this python message error Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3.3/site.py", line ...
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py3compile error - Unable to get the locale encoding

After reinstalled the python3.2, I got the error as below when call py3compile: Fatal Python error: Py_Initialize: Unable to get the locale encoding LookupError: no codec search functions registered: ...
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DD-wrt serial messages [closed]

Since I recently bricked my WDR3600 by accidentally flashing wrong firmware with mdt I had to do some soldering to make serial work. Since the window to entering bootloader cmd was really short I ...
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What is wrong with my systemd unit file?

Here is my unit file: [Unit] Description=Backend Service After=mariadb.service Requires=mariadb.service [Service] Type=simple ExecStart=/var/www/html/pythonscripts/Backend.py [Install] Alias=BEd ...
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ViM and Python says the encoding is ANSI_X3.4-1968

In ViM, the following command (using Python 3.4.3) outputs ANSI_X3.4-1968: :!python -c "import sys; print(sys.stdout.encoding)" However, I want UTF-8 everywhere. In .vimrc, I do have set ...
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How to use vim-slime from within a single tmux session?

I'm trying to integrate ipython and vim through a single tmux session using the popular vim plugin "vim-slime." The problem is that while I can get it to work fine provided that vim is opened in a ...
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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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How to determine the current Enhanced Zoom factor in Compiz?

When I use Skype :( need to, rather than want to ), I find that I sometimes want to open the main menu, but it doesn't have a shortcut key assigned to it (well, not one that I can find). I have ...
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“Operation not supported” for setfacl inside a python script [closed]

I've programmed a script using python which logs in as root on the host machine and executes some commands. Therefore it uses ssh. I want to setup acl. If I do following commands in the command line, ...
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How can I replace bash with 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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How can I run a process in a terminal window and then hide that window?

I want to run python ~/program/proxy.py in a terminal when I boot up. And then hide this terminal window (because it is just a proxy program, and I don't want to see the debug info). So how can I get ...
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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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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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stderr gets flushed before stdout, when using file logger

My python code: import sys print "i am a daemon" print "i will be run using nohup" sys.stderr.write("i am an error message inside nohup process\n") When i run the code as python a.py, it shows, i ...
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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; ...