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Safely convert unicode strings to printable characters

I have many HTML files containing mixed unicode strings like \303\243 and printable characters like %s. What I'd like to do is converting the unicode strings into printable characters in a safe way. ...
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Start Repl/CLI in Background and Feed Commands

Lets say the python repl takes a long time to start up, is there a way to start it up in the background so I can create an alias and feed it commands like python-current "command to run".
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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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Unmet dependencies

I am trying to compile vim and install with "--enable-pythoninterp" flag, which needs the python-dev package. INFO I obtained the vim source from ftp://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/unix/vim-7.3.tar.bz2 Vim7.3 ...
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Backup to a synology NAS with bup

I am trying to make a remote backup to my Synology NAS (DSM 4.1) using bup. I compiled bup on my NAS from source, did there: BUP_DIR=/volume1/public/Backups/bup bup init Initialized empty Git ...
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Can a GTK applet widget be instantiated through dbus?

I just posted this: #274616: “Simple” gnome applets in Unity - stickynotes ... where I could instantiate a Gnome 2 bonobo applet in a standalone window, ... using ...
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Vim :fold of python code not different to C/C++ code

When I enter the command :fold inside my python code in .py files, Vim inserts the /*{{{*/ and /*}}}*/ tags. They, of course, cannot be parsed by python interpreter. When I'm in python I would like ...
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avconv/ffmpeg output through /dev/ttyAMA0

I tried to pipe streaming video from video4linux2 webcam connected to a Raspberry Pi through /dev/ttyAMA0 to a computer using an Arduino as a intermediary. First of all, is it possible? Because I was ...
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How can I schedule a python program to run from another python program?

I'm running a Python program on my Linux server, and depending on some external data it has to run again at xx minutes or hours from now. So let's say it runs at 6 AM, and then it has to run again at ...
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How to make Python scripts usable on Windows? [closed]

I have some Python scripts in Linux. How can I make those scripts so that windows user can use and execute them?
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how to install ast python package

I'm using django constance in my project. This app used a python package ast. When I try to install that package using command pip-2.7 install ast, it results as "Could not find any downloads that ...
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What does this python2 error mean, and what should I do about it?

Whenever I attempt to use an application relating to python2(gnome-tweak-tool, bzr, etc.) it fails to start and, when run from command-line, I get this error: [username@host ~]$ gnome-tweak-tool ...
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Can't use peewee on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I am getting an error when I run Python programs that imports peewee: ImportError: No module named peewee The same program works fine under Ubuntu 12.04. I used pip to install peewee, and it ...
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Use tabs for indentation in Python mode

I am using Emacs for Python developement. My team is using Tab indentation, so I must do the same. The problem is that I can't figure out how to make python-mode use tabs instead of spaces. I want ...
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Installing a plugin for quodlibet as a patch

I'm trying to update a plugin for quodlibet. I fetched a .patch file from here. I navigate into the directory where the plugin is placed /usr/share/pyshared/quodlibet/plugins/events and copy in ...
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Problems running python script from motion

I'm trying to set up the raspberry pi with my webcam as a motion detecting cctv that uploads the videos to google drive using Jeremy Blythe's script I have motion working correctly and the python ...
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python == python2 OR python == python3 ? How to package, distribute python py2k scripts?

Depending on system, python==python2 or python==python3. Executable Python scripts, starts with: #!/usr/bin/env python #!/usr/bin/env python2 #!/usr/bin/env python3... For python py3k it is ...
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Is shebang always the same as the interpreter's installation directory?

Must the shebang header always match the interpreter's installation directory? If so, then why do both #!/usr/bin/python and #!/usr/local/bin/python work for me?
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How can I have more than one possibility in a script's shebang line?

I'm in a bit of an interesting situation where I have a Python script that can theoretically be run by a variety of users with a variety of environments (and PATHs) and on a variety of Linux systems. ...
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Managing the output streams of many subprocesses with deadlocks

I have a Python script that does more or less this current_tasks = TaskManager() MAXPROCS = 8 while len(outstanding_tasks) > 0: if len(current_tasks.running) < MAXPROCS: ...
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How to resume the ?WATCH command when a USB GPS is reconnected

I have some hacks to ensure that my USB GPS devices continues spitting data if disconnected, then reconnected. The devices are so flaky that they need restarting so as to continue transmitting data. ...
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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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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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apt-get install packages for python2.7

Whenever I install a package for python it only installs for Python2.6 which came with the Debian 6. I am wondering how do I install for python2.7 with apt-get. Presently I am downloading the tarballs ...
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What is the source of truth for currently active tty/pts connections?

I'm looking for a simple way to determine the number of currently logged in users, using only the filesystem and basic bash functions (instead of using binaries). The uptime binary appears to be ...
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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 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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Correct handling of Python2 and Python3

What is the correct way running scripts that depend on python2.x but on a system where python3.x is aliased with python. The solution should take into account the following things : Python2 ...
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Losing sound after installing wine 1.5 (+python 2.7)?

I have a desktop and a laptop computer. Since I wanted to run IrfanView (that works great now!), I installed wine 1.5.22, which involved installing 1 GB of dependencies. The desktop continues to work ...
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How do I compile Python 3.2 on NetBSD? Error code 127

I'm getting strange errors when I try to compile Python 3.2 on NetBSD 5.1: python ./Objects/typeslots.py < ./Include/typeslots.h > ./Objects/typeslots.inc python: not found *** Error code 127 ...
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Using Atlas from scipy

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I need to work with python and scipy, I installed them and when I run the test: python -c "import scipy; scipy.test()" I get the message: ImportError: ...
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New files and folders created, automatically inherit same permissions as parent folder

Does it exist? I create a folder with, let's say, all permissions set, and some services (i.e. Apache web server) create subfolders and put files there (uploaded media files from website users). Such ...
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chmod - change permissions on a file

I have a Python virtualenv, and the Python executable is located in the /bin directory. In this virtualenv I'll have to execute some unsafe code, that can damage my system. I tried to chmod a-r on the ...
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Python bindings for libtorrent-rasterbar are not working on debian

I'm running Debian 6.0.6 I've downloaded latest version of libtorrent-rasterbar from here: http://code.google.com/p/libtorrent/downloads/detail?name=libtorrent-rasterbar-0.16.6.tar.gz&can=2 and ...
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What to include in an RPM created from python packages

I'm looking to create a rpm for this tarball and couldn't figure out which files needed to be included in the package after the install. I am used to compiling some code and including the binary ...
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Subprocess.call() and gunzip error

I'm trying to use Python's package subprocess to gunzip and gzip files. I'm using the following command: subprocess.call(['gunzip', a_path+myfile_gz], shell=True) Then I get the error message: ...
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I want to run commands like make, make install, python setup install without changing directories

I have written a script which will download software from the internet to the current user's home directory and then untar it. And then I have to make and make install it and in some software I have ...
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How to run a Python script in Makefile

I want to write a Makefile to find specific files and run a Python script on each file. The Python script accepts sys.stdin input. find $(W)/$(OVE) -name "*.xml" -print | \ while read x ; do \ cat ...
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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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Best way to upgrade vim/gvim to 7.3 in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have to use Ubuntu 10.04 at work, and cant upgrade it. I'm using Vim/gVim 7.2. I want to upgrade it to 7.3 (with Python and Ruby extension support). Which is the best way? Add an entry in ...
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Sublime Text 2 not detecting python library if installed in /opt

I am attempting to install Sublime Text 2 in /opt/sublime_text. Once all the files are in there, I believe the executable not detecting the python libraries and throwing the following error: I ...
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Using different versions of Python

Background: Since I develop python programs that must run on different python versions, I have installed different versions of python on my computer. I am using FC 13 so it came with python 2.6 ...
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How can I rename photos, given the EXIF data?

Let's say I have a bunch of photos, all with correct EXIF information, and the photos are randomly named (because of a problem I had). I have a little program called jhead which gives me the below ...
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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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Installing trac - “Trac requires Python 2.5 or later”

I am having a little trouble getting trac 1.0 installed via easy_install: [box]# easy_install Trac==1.0 Downloading ...
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Simple python web server doesn't execute CGI scripts

I set up a simple python web server by opening a terminal in a directory and doing python -m CGIHTTPServer There is a CGI script in the directory but when I type into the browser ...
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Replace python built with UCS4 with UCS2

I've got fedora fc15 installed with python 2.7.1-7.fc15. It is built with ucs4 and I've got some packages here at work that are built with ucs2. I now cannot build other packages that use these ucs2 ...
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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 do I make python programs behave like proper unix tools?

I have a few Python scripts laying around, and I'm working on rewriting them. I have the same problem with all of them. It's not obvious to me how to write the programs so that they behave like ...
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What scripting language or platform to use for web page downloads and screen interaction? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does anybody here have experience in automating some tasks in web applications using curl? Here is what I need to do? Wondering what platform is most suited - easy to ...