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Python script works from terminal, but fails in scheduler, to write to external drive

I am trying to use a Python script to read/write from an external disk in linux, which works fine. The problem comes when I use a job scheduler to execute the Python program. I am running all this on ...
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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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Why is mail-utils / cron sending out so many emails?

I was trying to troubleshoot why my Raspberry Pi isn't sending emails with ssmtp / mail-utils, and so I opened up my gmail account that I use for the Pi. To my surprise, there were 15k unread emails ...
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Tell Python to use alternative library

I am trying to use an alternative version of opencv (3.0) in my Python scripts. I compiled and installed this version to my home directory, and now I am trying to tell Python to use it. I have the ...
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Need script to kill python process with low CPU usage

I've created a very large and complex python program and I now know it has a serious bug that I'm having a very hard time pinning down. I'm using this code in a production environment so I need a ...
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How to steal keystrokes instead of just monitoring them?

I am writing a program that allows controlling the mouse through keyboard. The user is supposed to assign a hotkey to start the program, which runs in the background without GUI or CLI. The keyboard ...
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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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direct execution of python scripts

I have noticed that sometimes python scripts are not being started directly, ie /foo/bar.py, but rather from a shell script, which does nothing else than /usr/bin/python -O /foo/bar.py $@ One such ...
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python3.4 failed to import gi

I have tried many ways to install gi on my Mint17.02. zen@zen:~ > sudo pip3 install gi zen@zen:~ > sudo python3.4 -m pip install gi Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): gi ...
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python Vs bash string slicing

My file a contains the text, bcd\\\\. With bash, i read the file and print characters from 4th to 8th position as, tmp=$(cat a) echo "${tmp:3:4}" It prints, \\\\ All happy. Now i use ...
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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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Display cron job times in a human-friendly format

Is there a way to display or is there a tool that can parse a crontab expression and display it in a human-friendly way? 10 6 * * * sh /usr/local/crons/file_check.sh For example, for the above cron ...
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How to install the pylzma python library on Linux?

The pylzma library is a requirement for another tool that I would like to use. I am new to python and programming and have a few questions: I have already followed the procedure to download and ...
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Cannot install pyzmq

I'm trying to install pyzmq on my Elementary OS netbook as it is a dependency for ipython notebook. The full report is at github as exceeds the stackexchange character limit. Here are the last few ...
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How to sync Google Calendar gcalcli with Conky/Desktop?

Main Question: As the title says, I want to sync my Google Calendar with the Linux Mint 17.2 desktop; preferably through Conky. I'm aware of a method using Thunderbird but I'd rather have it set up as ...
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How to install cctrlapp on debian?

I try to install the cctrl command line client on a debian 8 machine. Following the install instructions, I installed python, pip and then (via pip) cctrl apt-get install python apt-get install ...
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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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Script won't run in cron but runs fine in root shell

My Problem: I have a python script that runs fine when run manually but does not complete when run using cron. My script fails in cron because it contains pexpect commands that require an interactive ...
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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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Capture user input in SSH

Say you are at work, you ssh to your home PC and opened a python game.py. No VNC. Is it possible to press down and up, space, etc. inside the window of the game? No need to see the actual game ...
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how to execute a bash command in a python script

How can I launch a bash command with multiple args (for example "sudo apt update") from a python script?
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How to install PyX correctly for Scappy use? [closed]

When I try to run Scappy interactive shell I am faced with this: INFO: Can't import PyX. Won't be able to use psdump() or pdfdump() (The shell is working but of course I can not use the above ^ :( ...
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Continuum Anaconda Fedora 22 path

After an update to Windows 10 caused problems in my dual boot system I had to reinstall Fedora 22. So, starting with a fresh system I reinstalled my work environment. The one installation that has ...
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Offlineimap unknown SSL protocol error

I am using offlineimap to fetch mail from several IMAP servers. This used to work but today offlineimap has been unable to fetch mail, producing the following errors: *** Processing account example ...
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Upgrade python from 2.4 to 2.6 on RHEL 5.7

Currently We have 2.4.3-56.el5 version of python installed on RHEL 5.7. Need to install nodejs for which the python version should be upgraded to python26. I have downloaded the below rpms: ...
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How to execute python script on Visual studio / Other Editor with Linux environment

as all know it is impossible to write long python script directly on Linux machine with vi editor so we use (win editor) tools as visual studio / Pycharm and so on .... so my question is how to ...
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Continuum Anaconda Fedora 22 Linux path

After an update to Windows 10 I encounter problems in my dual boot system so I had to re-install Fedora 22. So, starting with a fresh system I re-installed my work environment. The one installation ...
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How to add entry for bootable external drive partition to internal bootloader?

I created a bootable partion on a Toshiba Canvio 2 for LinuxMint, leaving one other partition of same size for possibly another install in the future and the rest of the drive is for storage and back ...
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How to build openssl with clang(rather than gcc) on a FreeBSD machine?

I have a 64 bit FreeBSD build machine. I need to add https support in my python3 application code. For that it is advised to build/compile python with openssl support. I do not need any gcc dependency ...
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Loop over columns and store values to associative arrays

I've got a text file containing two columns, like so: 26 0.000342231 27 0.000342231 28 0.000684463 29 0.00136893 30 0.00102669 31 0.00308008 32 0.00308008 33 0.00444901 34 0.00718686 35 0.00718686 36 ...
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How do I circumvent or gain root priviliges for pacman with PyDev?

I have downloaded and forked a project that I like to tinker with in Eclipse using PyDev. However, this project makes use of the package manager pacman that installs and uninstalls packages and needs ...
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Python processes appearing and disappearing in top

I concurrently launched around 12 Python scripts on a 24-core server (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64). Each of Python script takes around one hour to complete. I see in top that they appear quite sporadically, ...
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Centos 7.1.1503 no longer has some static libs that python packages assume are present

I ran repoquery -ql readline-devel and it revealed that only various .so libs are a part of this repository. /usr/include/readline /usr/include/readline/chardefs.h /usr/include/readline/history.h ...
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'ImportError: No module named _struct' error when managing packages

I'm running elementary OS 0.2 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and starting today I'm seeing a weird error when attempting to install/upgrade packages. Just now for example I did a: sudo apt-get update ...
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I want to recompile a package with python3

I need to recompile a package on slackware using python3 instead python2.7 I have tried to set a link python3->python but doesn't work. This is the slackbuild wich i use
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How do I correct the path for pip?

I'm trying to get pip to point to a different install rather than the default. It is currently pointing to /usr/bin/pip, but I want it to point to /usr/local/bin/pip. I believe I have the path set ...
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Zenoss pythonThresholdException error

Zenoss query here, first things first: I have a CentOS 5.6 virtual server hosting Zenoss 4.2.5 and I am experienced no compatibility issues with this so far - it does everything I need. The problem ...
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How can I upgrade pip on Ubuntu 10.04?

On Ubuntu 10.04 I've used apt-get install pip to install pip after which I installed django. Then I tried to uninstall django with pip via pip uninstall django which gives me: pip: error: No command ...
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How do I make Kate indent with spaces on Python files but use tabs for text files and other files?

My goal is to set Kate up to work properly on Python files but to use different settings (tabs not spaces) on other documents. I'm sure others are doing this, but I can't figure out a convenient ...
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How do I make a python daemon run at bootup?

I am writing a Python program that will act as a custom converter for a hardware application for me on the raspberry pi. I have written python code to act as a daemon, but how do I go about making it ...
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LSF bsub implimentation of LUT

We have an implementation of LSF (bsub) on our HPC system. I want to run a model several times with various input parameters. I will have a table either csv or other format with the required ...
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Warnings when opening programs via Python subprocess calls

I am attempting to open an image and a text file that my Python (3.3.2) program is creating (the files are created without issue). The last two lines of the program are: subprocess.call(['leafpad', ...
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Installing python on CentOS

I am unable to digest the fact that Linux CentOS requires users to do so much just for installing Python. It was so easy installing python on Ubuntu. Also since CentOS comes with python2.5 it leads ...
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Python 2.7.10 on centos 6.6 but no IDLE

I installed Python 2.7.10 on my Centos 6.6 32 bit laptop but when I type IDLE at the prompt I get this [sinux1@horriblehost ~]$ idle ** IDLE can't import Tkinter. Your Python may not be configured ...
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Can I execute a script before every login

I am planning to have a program that will need to connect to a server. I'd like to be able to send a encrypted password to my server. The thing is, I need my decrypting script to be executed ...
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Why won't MOTD display output from a Python script it calls outside of /etc/update-motd.d/ unless it's in this directory?

The Situation We're running a headless Ubuntu 14.10 Server to fulfill various needs and tests. I was experimenting with changing the MOTD for SSH sessions via /etc/update-motd.d/ so as to display ...
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Python feature disabled vim-nox

I have installed vim-nox version 7.4 package in my Debian Wheezy machine from backports. I am confused that the python feature still does not work as shown from vim --version command as -python as ...
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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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One liner to enable some SCLs and a python virtual environment?

I'm writing a python 3.4 app on a centos box. Normally, when I have to reset my tmux session, such as after a reboot I do the following: [zippy@localhost ~]$ scl enable rh-python34 httpd24 bash ...
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Stat with Python about line count of 2-bits [closed]

Pseudocode to get amount of lines for 2-bit system (2*30=60): python -c "from math import ceil; print ceil(`stat --printf="%s/30"`/500.0)"; but I would like to really run similar stat command ...