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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.


  • Python 2.7.x, 3.6.x


You can install directly via pip:

pip install python-bash-utils




from bashutils import logmsg


logmsg.divline()             # ----------
logmsg.header('header')      # ==> header
logmsg.success('success')    # [OK] success
logmsg.error('error')        # [ERROR] error
logmsg.warning('warning')    # [WARNING] warning'info')          # [INFO] info
logmsg.note('note')          # note

logmsg.prompt('What is your name?)  # [?] What is your name?
lomgsg.confirm('Confirm this')  # [?] Confirm this? (y/n)



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
  • 0.3.0 - Simplified code base and now rely on colorama for cross-platform terminal color support
  • 0.3.1 - Added cooler icons for success/error for Linux/Mac
  • 0.3.2 - Remove unicode chars that cause issues when writing to file


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