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How do you use minicom with stdin and stdout?

I need to communicate with Python over a USB to RS-232 converter, to a device. The application minicom connects seamlessly, so if I could run that in non-interactive mode, everything would would be ...
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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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mozilla sync server and mysql auth

Recently I updated my debian squeeze to wheezy. Unfortunately my firefox sync server (weave) stopped working. I saved the config files and downloaded the new version via hg. I already fixed some ...
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Python Web interface for simple mysql database

We need a new web interface for our internal car booking system, which is implemented in mysql database. Could somebody please advise, what would be a suitable solution (which framework, if any). The ...
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linking problems when installing python module and dependencies as non-root

I want to install a certain (non-public, numerical) python module on a remote (Debian squeeze) system on which I do not have root (or sudo) privileges. As the python-dev package was not installed, I ...
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Automation tasks for system administrators [closed]

If I am a junior UNIX/Linux system administrator, and I want to make automation tasks for the server. I know Shell script, Perl, and Python. All of these are used to make automation tasks. Which one ...
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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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Duplicity Centos 6 Error

I am trying to verify backup from ftp server using this command. duplicity verify ftp://xxx.net@ftpback-bhs1-15.ip-198-100-151.net/ /home I am getting this error Difference found: File home/nginx ...
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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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How do I install kbuild?

How do I run/install this: https://github.com/kevmoo/kbuild? I installed the dependencies and tried to execute the bin/kbuild Python script, but it's giving me this error: Traceback (most recent ...
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How to kill a script which starts new processes?

The following is a Python application which spans a few threads, then spawns a new process of itself and exits: $ cat restart.py import os import random import signal import sys import threading ...
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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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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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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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Running Python on ChromeOS

Is it possible to run the Python interpreter on a ChromeOS machine? I've found various editors you can use, but I would like the ability to run python applications as well. I would like to purchase ...
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Distributions that only ships Python 3.X

Is it possible currently? I tried to remove python in Fedora 19 but yum depends on it.
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Bash operator & not working [closed]

As per the bash reference, we can give a non-blocking command by ending it with an ampersand(&) character. However, when I try the below command its not working: python -m SimpleHTTPServer ...
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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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Modifying installation directories for Python versions

I am groping towards having a documented and ideal environment for me to develop in Python. I am going to utilize virtualenv to do so. I know that I can pass the python version as an argument to ...
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Pip install - CPU you selected does not support x86-64 instruction set

I'm trying to use pip install mysql-python inside a virtualenv container and am getting the error building '_mysql' extension gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -O2 -g -pipe -Wall ...
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Can't run 32 bit python on 64 bit Ubuntu: error while loading shared libraries: libutil.so.1

I'm trying to run a 32 bit version of python on 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04. There are alternatives to running this specific binary, but I'm more interested in understanding what's causing the error than ...
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Installing Samba 4.0.7 on CentOS 6.4

CentOS 6.4's yum repo has only 4.0.0. I see some major security and stability patches since then. So I signed up for SerNet, and followed their directions to install their GPG key. Then I did: ...
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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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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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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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Running google cloudprint on boot

I use this Python script on my Debian based Guru Plug to make it work as a print server for Google Cloudprint. With this I can print from my Android devices using apps like PrinterShare or Cloud ...
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How to manage huge amount of files in shell?

$ ls ./dir_with_huge_amount_of_files/errors/ Suppose a directory is full of pictures with unix timestamps, I mean a lot measured in many GBs or even more. Shell-commands like ls will get ...
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Virtual Python installation not allowing ez_setup?

I don't have root on my system, so I'm trying to create a virtual Python installation. I ran virtual-python.py, and it told me to run ez_setup.py. I found it online and ran it with the command ...
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RHEL6 Install MySql-Python without internet connection?

Using RHEL 6 how can you install MySql-Python package without a internet connection? I can SCP files to the server but our current restrictions do not allow a direct or proxy connection to the ...
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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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Launcher for a Python program that requires extra libraries

I'm trying to get a launcher working for the WikidPad (python) program. I already have a python program, so I looked into the file /usr/share/applications/taskcoach.desktop. The exec line was simply ...
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Django not installing with pip because of mismatched hash

I have a virtual machine set up with a directory created with virtualenv (env2). I am inside this directory and have it activated and want to instal django 1.4. This is my command: $ pip install ...
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Debian, virtualenv, IPython notebook and matplotlib inline plots

I have been using IPython notebook on both OSX and Windows 7 for a while. Now I'm trying to create a minimal system for me to work on Debian 7 (Wheezy). I installed: LXDE Python2.7 python-dev ...
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How to get name of Display Manager on Linux? [duplicate]

I want to see Display Manager name (Gnome, KDE etc.) via python or bash script. Is there any command for it as uname? (I try fedora and Debian)
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Convert SVG to PDF in python [closed]

I am trying to convert an SVG file to PDF in python using the svglib and reportlab packages. Here is the SVG file. <?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?> <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG ...
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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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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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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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Gajim, gtalk, and logind

Since the Google talk outage earlier this month, I keep not being able to connect using gajim. I tried deleting all the configuration, updated to the latest development version, and tried in different ...
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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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Hybrid code in shell scripts. Sharing variables

This answer discusses how to run a multi-line Python snippet from the command line in a terminal. I noticed that the answer works great within shell scripts, even with nested indentation, which is ...
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Running 'make test' on an individual module for Python 2.7.4 build

I am working on building Python 2.7.4 on CentOS 6.4. When running the make test step, the test_gdb step fails, and I would like to get some more info as to why. Build commands I'm running: ...
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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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Software Center not opening in Linux Mint

I'm a Linux Mint 14 user. I'm not able to open the software center. $ software-center ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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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 ...