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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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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 ...
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Can I upgrade to a new version of Python on an old version of Ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS and ran this: $ sudo apt-get install python2.7 I got this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Couldn't find ...
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Python script to shutdown system doesn't work in cron

A python script to shutdown system works fine from the terminal but doesn't work when included in crontab. The script is called by cron but ends with an error 'shutdown command not found'or 'init 0 ...
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Enable sqlite FTS Enhanced Query Syntax in python in RHEL6?

SQLite's full text search engine offers a simple query syntax (with AND and OR operators and -term for negation), as well as an enhanced query syntax which also allows parenthesis and NEAR — as well ...
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loading python when the linux kernel boots

I was reading This and I was wondering if I could write an API in python or have python load in an init script. If this were to be possible would I need to edit the kernel's makefile?
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Print row contain maximum and minimum value

I need to read the file (contains 16K rows)and print the entire row if any of columns and all columns contains max value (100) and all columns contain min value (0).The ouput example is given ...
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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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Sending the output from 'dd' to awk/sed/grep

I'm trying to approximate the computer's write speed using dd: dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/null bs=1K count=10000 which gives the following output 10000+0 records in 10000+0 records out 10240000 ...
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How do I satisfy the “warnings” Pinax requirement?

I'm trying to build a Pinax virtualenv. I get, on Precise Penguin with 0.7: jonathan@ubuntu:~/Downloads/Pinax-0.7-bundle/scripts$ ./pinax-boot.py ~/virtual New python executable in ...
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How do I fix my FastCGI Pinax / Django deployment?

I'm running OSX Lion (posted here because this is a Unix-specific question), and am trying to deploy a Pinax project via FCGI. I have the FastCGI daemon running: $ ps wwaux | grep fcgi jonathan ...
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What is the proper way to manage multiple python versions?

I have a machine with Python 2.6 installed as the default Python. Then, I installed Python 2.7, and manually created /usr/bin/python as a symlink to the new installation. Then, I was running into ...
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emacs python2.7

I would like to have emacs work as a python ide for me. I can't seem to find how to compile from within emacs. I'm using python2.7 but when I do M-x python-mode it seems to compile using python2.7. Is ...
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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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How to access storage device related events with Zeitgeist?

I am trying to get my mind around Zeitgeist, using the Python DBus API. To get the latest accessed files and application is not so hard, here is what I do: #! /usr/bin/env python from ...
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Suddenly I have troubles plotting with python

I have a code that I used yesterday to generate plots. Today, when I tried to use it (with the same input as yesterday), I get an error: QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme. ...
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Is it possible to execute scripts in BIND based on lookup

Is it possible, to set up BIND as DNS server on my local network, and make execute scripts when it gets a lookup? I would like to execute a Python or Bash script, based on the incoming DNS lookup, ...
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Why does installing python-minimal package also grab the python package on Debian?

From running: apt-cache depends python2.6-minimal | grep Depends and apt-cache depends python2.6 | grep Depends it looks like python2.6 depends on python2.6-minimal and a lot more. However, ...
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Install new most recent python package in ubuntu?

I could really do with installing matplotlib 1.1.0 on my ubunutu 11.10 system. The current ubuntu package is at 1.0.1, how do I use the new one?
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zlib support for PIL won't work

I'm trying to install PIL as per its instruction on debian but can't figure how to fix this bit: I get --- ZLIB (PNG/ZIP) support available on build_ext and * ZLIB (PNG/ZIP) support not installed on ...
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Python set up on mac

My /usr/bin contains the following installs of python lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 76 Nov 18 06:17 pythonw2.7 -> ../../System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/pythonw2.7 ...
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python-pam not working… How to dig for the error?

I have a django application where users should be able to login according to the system's shadow database. I found this login backend which uses python-pam, as far as I can tell. While installing the ...
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What is the python equivalent of grep -v?

I like grep -v. I use it all the time. But I am also doing some text processing in python, and there is one crucial thing that I lack. Usually, I use grep -v to take extraneous stuff out of text. ...
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How can I run tcpdump from a Python script without AppArmor complaining?

For inconvenient reasons going beyond the scope of this question, I have to run tcpdump from within a Python script. I currently just call subprocess.Popen(['tcpdump', ...) and everything works just ...
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How can I use environment variables in my shebang?

I have a Python script that need to be run with a particular python installation. Is there a way to craft a shebang so that it runs with $FOO/bar/MyCustomPython?
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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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“Operation not supported” for setfacl inside a python script [closed]

I've programmed a script using python which logs in as root on the host machine and executes some commands. Therefore it uses ssh. I want to setup acl. If I do following commands in the command line, ...
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MySQL socket and PHP (and other languages)

Background info I'm currently running CentOS (or Red Hat?). uname -a gives (I edited out my domain name) Linux XXXXXXXXX.com 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jun 27 19:49:27 BST 2011 x86_64 ...
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Python 2.7 on CentOS 5

Are there any half-official repositories for CentOS 5 with Python 2.7? EPEL provides only Python 2.6
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python regex equivalent of kwrite [ ]+ and [0-9]+

I've never been good at regular expressions. When ever I read about them, I sort of get a headache, get up from my desk, and forget what I'm doing. Attention difficulties. But when I finally started ...
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Align a hex text file at 9 bytes each line

I want to align the selected portion of a text file at 9 bytes each column. For example suppose my text file looks like below. 00 2f c6 b8 29 fd 02 37 11 00 9f 74 34 0b 60 72 38 20 00 9e 61 33 8e ...
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How does /usr/bin/env know which program to use?

When I use the shebang #!/usr/bin/env python to run a script, how does the system know which python to use? if I look for a python bin path in the environment variables I find nothing. env | grep -i ...
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ImportError when running WSGI app in Apache: undefined symbol: PyUnicodeUCS2_DecodeUTF8

I'm trying to run MoinMoin under Apache on SLES 11P1. I'm getting the following error in my Apache log when somebody tries to access the site: mod_wsgi (pid=20772): Target WSGI script ...
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Install virtualenv on Fedora 16

I come from Ubuntu. I know how to install virtualenv and configure stuff on Ubuntu. Now Fedora seems pretty strange to me... Following these two guides: Setting up virtualenv, pip, virtualenvwrapper ...
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Python library conflict with lower version

I am trying to reinstall yum in CentOS. Because I made some mistake by removing python. so I got error as follows There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum. The ...
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On which unix distributions is Python installed as part of the default install?

Does anyone know of an overview that would document on which (recent) UNIX distributions Python is available by default, i.e. part of the default installation? PS: Answers from StackOverflow, before ...
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Narrow characters

It would be awesome to modify spark to print narrow characters in for example Gnome Terminal. Is this at all possible with Bash / Python?
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Running Python script via cron with sudo?

Im using Linux Mint. I have written a python script that is designed to not be accessible to the logged in standard user but is still be executed while they are logged in. It is to run and log them ...
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Unix (Ubuntu Server): $PYTHONPATH resets to blank when I reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make exported shell variables permanent? Each time I set the $PYTHONPATH on my new Ubuntu server machine (old Thinkpad) and reboot, it's reset to blank. I'm ...
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Why can't I call this program using its full path?

I am trying to build a command line wrapper in Python 3 for an exiting command line tool called spooky and I am having a hard time understanding some strange behavior. If I type spooky on the command ...
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Why am I getting an AttributeError when I try to use Pyjamas desktop on Fedora 15?

I am trying to run pyjamas-desktop on my Fedora 15. All packages were installed, I have adjusted PYTHONPATH to include /usr/share/pyjamas/library, but when I try to run a simple example: from ...
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How to know which compiler is used to compile Python programs?

How can I know which compiler is used when I type python myapp.py in terminal?
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Can I execute a python statement from a terminal?

I'd like to simply execute a Python command without having to write a script or enter the interpreter. Is there a way that I could run something like: python --execute "pow(12.31351,2)" And have it ...
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How to use cron + python to regularly adjust screen brightness?

I want to use cron and this script (http://askubuntu.com/questions/23593/use-webcam-to-sense-lighting-condition-and-adjust-screen-brightness): import opencv import opencv.highgui import time import ...