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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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parsing process ID/names from /proc, thread IDs

When I'm parsing process IDs from /proc, obviously each thread of a process gets its own ID. And I realize that all the threads in that same process can be gathered from /proc/${pid}/task/. But my ...
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can't find documentation on json.tool [closed]

I can find scattered articles online that use json.tool to produce pretty python, but no clear documentation on usage. I checked docs.python. but there is no formal documentation of json.tool. I ...
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How do I use GNOME Keyring with Python Keyring in virtual environment?

I have written a Python script that I would like to run in the background on my Raspberry Pi. The script makes use of the Python module Keyring (link), which is used to access a keyring backend to ...
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FreeBSD: using python3 in uwsgi instead of python2

I have a server with FreeBSD 10.1 installed. I want to deploy a Django site on it using uwsgi+nginx+python3 and got some problems. The site was written for python3, I installed python3.4 then python3 ...
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Is it possible somehow to tell if a laptop is moved in a bash or python script?

I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to use a bash or python script to tell if my laptop gets moved. I had the idea of using wifi signal strength to do it, but the problem with that is that you ...
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Cron Job to Keep Daemon Running?

let us suppose I have a cron job like this: */15 * * * * /path/to/thedaemon The daemon (it being a python daemon via from daemon import runner) will not allow multiple instances of itself, which in ...
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Cron job is writing the error to error log but fails to write outputs to output log file

I have 2 python codes which i schedule using cron. My codes actually runs from 10:30am to 4:20pm everyday. from 10:30am to 11:00am my codes outputs 2-3 lines every minute and after that they start ...
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Clone Python from one linux machine to another

I want to run some of my python scripts on my new Linux (Centos 6.5) machine that I developed on another Linux machine (also Centos 6.5). But my problem is that my new machine is not having internet ...
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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... fck=...
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Why is my pip-installed Python script not executable for everyone?

In my Vagrant instance: vagrant@archlinux:~$ sudo pip2 install vcard Downloading/unpacking vcard Downloading vcard-0.9.tar.gz Running setup.py (path:/tmp/pip_build_root/vcard/setup.py) egg_info ...
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Ways to store data for command line API

I am developing an API in Unix environment for virtual machines. I have to store some information in a table about virtual machines. Currently I am using python dictionary of virtual machine objects ...
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Failing to import python modules only on specific user

I've been trying to figure out this for ages. When I run certain python programs they would crash saying that certain module can't be imported, while it's actually installed and should be importable. ...
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How to install PySide package for CentOS 7

I'm trying to install PySide on CentOS 7. Seems pretty straightforward, enable EPEL repo, and install. Except that EPEL doesn't seem to contain a PySide package (yum install python-pyside fails with ...
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To write this Pseudocode with Regex

I am doing a Makefile which I run regularly by Crontab every day at 0230 crontab -e; 30 2 * * * /bin/thePseudocode Python-like Pseudocode directories = ["Cardiology", "Rheumatology", "Surgery"] ...
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Make debian package to install python

I have two Python scripts, and I need to package them into a Debian package. I have tried quite a few things with some success. For example, I made a setup.py and then used python-stdeb to create a ...
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How to restart python script after one second of going down using UPSTART?

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 and everything is working fine - ...
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Piping periodic data between Python scripts

How to receive data from the environment e.g. bash I am trying to launch two Python scripts in bash and pipe stdout from one of them to stdin of the other. The first script outputs a single number ...
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Unable to install SciPy

I need to use the module skimage, which calls the module SciPy (I need to find contours) import numpy from sys import argv from PIL import Image from skimage import measure # Inicialization ...
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Keep running program requiring X server after logging off of ssh session

I have a python script that periodically generates a png image, and puts it on a server that I can access through a browser. The image displays the progress of a job I am running on the server. I'm ...
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Run a sudo (or startup) python script from cron on a Raspberry Pi?

I'm helping out with an art project (http://stargateeggbeater.com/ for those interested) built on Raspberry Pi. The RPi controls an addressable LED strip through the GPIO, using the spidev device per ...
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Change the default shell to Python

If I changed my default shell from BASH to Python3 or IPython, would my Linux system have issues or produce errors?
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Where are Python dist-packages stored in FreeBSD?

I am trying to find this path on FreeBSD but it is not working: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages This same path is working on Ubuntu. Can please some tell me where I can find Python dist-...
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process continous output of synclient

I am using synclient to track the position of finger on the touchpad. I use the following command. synclient -m 100 | awk '{print $2,$3}' This command gives the 'x' and 'y' co-ordinate on the touch-...
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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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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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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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CUPS - check if print successful (either python or in system)

EDIT: I forgot to make it clear I'm using python and pycups. The code is python but I shouldn't have thought that was enough. I've dug through the cups documentation a few times and couldn't find ...
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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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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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Key-binding to open a terminal running python in ratpoison

In my .ratpoisonrc file I'm failing to write a key-binding to open a terminal running python. I'm running a minimal Debian setup on which I basically just run emacs. Sometimes I want to just get a ...
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How to execute this particular shell command from Python?

OK, so, I have this non-functional shell script, which I am rewriting piece by piece in python, except I am getting an "unexpected "|" error" from the shell (see below): #/bin/sh LINES=`cat $@ | wc -...
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Systemd: How to start/stop Python script that should run in background, inside Virtualenv

On my Raspbian machine, I want a successful OpenVPN connection to my VPN provider to initiate a Python script, that persistently should run in the background as long as the VPN connection is active. ...
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VIM with Python - Multiple # do not get colored as a comment

Something changed on my system and now VIM screws up syntax highlighting of commented lines. This makes having 'debug' lines very difficult as it looks like the line is still active based on the ...
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PIL install error: SyntaxError: Missing parentheses in call to 'print'

I am trying to install PIL (the Python Imaging Library) using the command: pip install PIL --allow-unverified PIL --allow-all-external seeing the following errors: gkhan@Gkan ~ $ pip install PIL ...
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Restrict user script execution

I have a game engine running on a Debian server. The game involves bots, which are coded in Python by the players. A player write a bot in Python Upon validation, the code is sent to the server A ...
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preventing dpkg-buildpackage using /usr/bin as installation destination

Briefly, I am building a Debian package. Everything works fine with packaging except the point, that after packaging my application is always in the /usr/bin folder. It's actually a Python ...
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How do I make Python plugins work in Pluma?

I'm trying to add the Python plugin trailsave to the text editor Pluma* (which is a Gedit fork) but the plugin doesn't show up in the "Active plugins" list in the Pluma preferences. Also, I have ...
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Compiling Python 3.4.3 error

I have been trying to update Python 3.4.3 from source, but each time, during the ./configure command, I get an error in the configure.status > configure: checking for device files checking for /...
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Convert TeX accents to UTF-8 in Python

edit below First of all, I am quite sure this is a duplicated question. But I have no idea how to search for it. I spent quite a long time already. I am reading with python from a .txt file the path ...
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How to use a custom library for certain programs?

Here's my situation. I'm running Centos 7, have the standard version of libcurl as provided by my package manager, and several programs that depend on libcurl. One of them is pycurl, a python ...
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Permission denied in scripted chroot jail

I am attempting to script the creation of a chroot jail (I know that there are tools for this, but I am in it for the experience, so please don't recommend a tool). I have a script which looks up ...
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Python failing to import winregistry

I'm trying to use secretsdump.py, which relies on winregistry.py. The error I'm getting is: Traceback (most recent call last): File "secretsdump.py", line 41, in <module> from impacket ...
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“make test” failed while compiling Python

I compiled Python 3.4.1 on an emulated Debian 7 ARM system. make test failed on test_multiprocessing_fork: FAIL: test_semaphore_tracker (test.test_multiprocessing_fork.TestSemaphoreTracker) ----------...
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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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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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How to check the status of bash shell script while executing from Python script?

I have a simple Python script which will execute a shell script using subprocess module in Python. Below is my Python shell script which is calling testing.sh shell script and it works fine. import ...
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How can I custom rename podcasts after downloading them with gPodder?

I'm using Arch Linux. To download podcasts, I use gPodder 3. To listen to my podcasts, I'm using Rockbox on my iPod Classic. The thing is, the podcasts don't get sorted nicely on my iPod: ...
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installing eric5 in CentOS 6.4

I am trying to install Eric Python IDE 5 in my CentOS 6.4. The problem here is even I have installed PyQT4 its again saying that module is missing. what I am supposed to do ? here is the terminal log ...