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A package which allows making bash style command line scripts easier.

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Python Bash Utils

Author: Tim Santor


Bash color management and log system for Python users.

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  • Python 2.7.x, 3.4.x

    NOTE: This has only been tested on a Mac (10.10.2) at this time.


You can install directly via pip:

pip install python-bash-utils

Or from the BitBucket repository (master branch by default):

git clone
cd python-bash-utils
sudo python install




from bashutils import colors


colors.color_text(text, color="none")



from bashutils import logmsg


logmsg.log_divline()             # ----------
logmsg.log_header('header')      # ==> header
logmsg.log_success('success')    # [✓] success
logmsg.log_error('error')        # [✗] error
logmsg.log_warning('warning')    # [!] warning
logmsg.log_info('info')          # [i] info
logmsg.log_declined('something') # [✗] something declined. Skipping...



from bashutils import bashutils


bashutils.get_os() # OSX, 'Fedora', 'CentOS', 'Debian', 'Ubuntu'

status, stdout, stderr = bashutils.exec_cmd('git -h')

bashutils.cmd_exists('git') # True or False

Version History

  • 0.1.0 - Initial release
  • 0.1.1 - Added some new methods
  • 0.1.2 - Refactor
  • 0.1.3 - Added Python 3.4.x support
  • 0.1.4 - Added ability to pass logger instance to log message as well
  • 0.1.5 - Added Windows output workaround
  • 0.1.6 - Removed needless declined method, was being overly verbose in output
  • 0.2.0 - Updated for Python 3


If you experience any issues, please create an issue on Bitbucket.

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