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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Create table with frequency of unique names retrieved from multiple .csv files

I have 32 CSV files containing fetched information from a database. I need to make a frequency table in TSV/CSV format, where the names of the rows are the name of each file, and the names of the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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ffmpeg webcam to device driver , output 8 bit grayscale

With the following command i'm trying to capture 10fps and send them the device driver. Now i want 8 bit gray raw frames (640x480= 307200 bytes per frame) to be send to the device driver. I can't ...
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Installing pyside on Fedora 19

I'm trying to install pyside from source on Fedora 19. Running sudo python setup.py bdist_egg --version=1.2.0 --qmake=/usr/lib64 gives: HEAD is now at 92062bc... Version bump to 0.2.14 Checking out ...
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apt-get can not detect correct python version when using update-alternatives for python

I have installed different python versions on my Linux Mint DE. I used the update-alternatives --set statement to easily switch between the different versions. Unfortunately sometimes apt-get install ...
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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 ...
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Can't open Gajim

When I try to open Gajim using terminal on gnome I get the following: Traceback (most recent call last): File "gajim.py", line 106, in <module> import common.configpaths File ...
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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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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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Will I break debian etch if I install python-support 0.7.1 to it?

I try to install s3cmd into my debian etch, but the following error message comes up: root@NAS-01G:~/src$ sudo apt-get install s3cmd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done ...
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FreeBSD: How to install Django with mod_wsgi?

Using FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. I want to mess around with Django and I want a working setup on my freebsd system. My understanding is I need to install python, apache, mod_wsgi, and django. The ...
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Virtualenv creation seems to do nothing

I have a problem setting up a Virtualenv on my web host server (to install python modules later on) So far I tried this (over SSH): wget ...
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pysvn fails to make due to -lneon not found?

I am trying to install pysvn on my CentOS server and it says that -lneon is gone. After searching their mailing lists for a bit I found what neon means but it doesn't say how can I get it? Here's my ...
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Building python with openssl support

I have the following directory structure: nchambers@nchambers-305E4A-305E5A-305E7A:~/mini-bin$ la 2to3 cpp-5.3.0 gcov-5.3.0 grmid-5.3.0 objcopy-2.25.1 ...
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installing dsc30 - python 2.6 fights back

Im trying to upgrade some systems to Cassandra 3.x. The installer want Python(abi) >= 2.7 so I installed it. Still seeing this error: Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> ...
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Why did this program install into ~/.local/bin … thats the first time I have seen that happen?

Why did this program install into ~/.local/bin ... thats the first time I have seen that happen? When I install this "Taurus Blazemeter 'bzt'" program, it ends up being installed into ~/.local/bin ...
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Why can't this Python script access XDisplay from Root terminal?

I need to run this Python script as below because it needs access to user's xdisplay: DISPLAY=:0 XAUTHORITY=/home/<USER>/.Xauthority su <USER> -c "python-script" The command above has no ...
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Why is denyhosts not banning *some* brute force root SSH login attempts?

I recently noticed in my logwatch emails from a couple of servers that although denyhosts was doing its job for some brute force root ssh login attempts others seem to be ignored and continue to ...