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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 ...
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How to stop python from looking for .py files

I have a system with very little resources (embedded). Because of that I only installed the python .pyo files (=byte compiled & optimized) for my program. Now when such a program runs, python ...
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7z command line add file to a flat directory 7z file

I would like to compress file "./data/x.txt" to path "./data/x.7z". When running 7z a ./data/x.txt.7z ./data/x.txt The file "./data/x.txt" holds data/x.txt as opposed to just (what I want) ...
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How can I run a process in a terminal window and then hide that window?

I want to run python ~/program/proxy.py in a terminal when I boot up. And then hide this terminal window (because it is just a proxy program, and I don't want to see the debug info). So how can I get ...
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Pipe Python Shell to source-highlight

When I try to make the Python shell get color: python 2>&1 | source-highlight --failsafe -f esc -s python the >>> prompt seems to be always delayed by 1 command. Why is this ...
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How to check if process already exists in python script? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Check for process already running in webfaction? How can I check if a process is already being run using Python + Django on WebFaction hosting? For example, my process ...
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Arithmetic operations in regex

I am using gedit regex plugin (Python style regex). I would like to do some arithmetic operation on a backreference to a group. For example: PART 1 DATA MODELS Chapter 2 Entity-Relationship Model ...
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Configure Python to include another directory when looking for packages

I'm on a SUSE machine where the default Python site-packages location is /usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages. Some packages automatically install themselves in /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages instead. ...
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How to install Python 3.x on Debian?

Being new to Linux, I chose Debian for my Linode because it seemed stable and secure. Now I want to write some sysadmin-type scripts in Python to teach myself the language. Based on this SO question ...
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Python in GNOME code base

Is Python present in the Gnome code base? If so, how is it involved? Note: My question concerns the core GNOME Desktop Environment only (e.g. nautilus, gnome-session, NetworkManager) and any ...
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Measuring Python script bandwidth usage

I have a python script that uses urllibs to parse some web pages, and uses selenium to scrape pages with javascript, and I would like to know its cumulative bandwidth usage. I've looked at nethogs, ...
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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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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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How to build a python egg for a TRAC plugin?

I'd like to install a mercurial plugin for Trac. The manual provides an svn path with the source code. I need to create an "egg" from that source code. Do I need to have SVN installed in order to do ...
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How to get the name of the user that launched `sudo`

My problem: I have a Python program, and the user launch it using sudo. Sometimes I have to get the user's home, and I can do this only knowing its name: import pwd pwd.getpwnam(username) So: how ...
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*nix whose package manager DOES NOT split Python into multiple packages

Is there a *nix whose package manager doesn't split Python into multiple packages (typically something like python and python-devel). I'd really like to just get the entire standard library when I ...
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Arch Linux: python and python2 are in conflict

I've recently installed Arch Linux onto my primary (Ubuntu) computer, and it is working really well for me. It's fast, configurable, basically a faster version of Ubuntu. Since compiz-fusion isn't ...
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How to do a binary install of Python 2.7 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11?

My SLES11 box came with Python 2.6 installed. I would like to upgrade to 2.7. What is the easiest way to do this?
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using cron to run script

Hey guys, im trying to run a script using cron, im using a crontab created by the user ashtanga, in the crontab i have */5 * * * * /home/custom-django-projects/SiteMonitor/sender.py in top of the ...
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View Script Over SSH?

A friend, using a remote machine, SSHed to my machine and ran the following python script: while (1): ....print "hello world" (this script simply prints 'hello world' continuously). I am now ...
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Which scripting language is most widespread in system administration tasks? [closed]

I am migrating to Linux and have some experience with the Mac OS X command line/bash. I'd like to automate system admin tasks via scripting, but I am unsure as which language is the most used in the ...