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Python library for common shell-like script tasks.

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This project provides a Python 2.7/3.x library for common tasks especially when writing shell-like scripts. Some of the functionality overlaps with the standard library but the API is slightly modified.

The goal of this project is to leverage the straightforward, clean syntax of Python while avoiding some of the boilerplate code that might be necessary when using the standard library. Functions that overlap with the standard library are designed to do what you would reasonably expect (POLA) and, when necessary, fail without throwing exceptions.

Please note when using this library that operations will fail silently. This is a deliberate design decision. However, there is often a way to check if an operation has failed and optionally throw and exception if that is desirable:

auxly.filesys.copy("foo.txt", "bar") or auxly.throw()  # Throws/raises exception on failure.

Auxly provides the following modules:

The following are basic examples of Auxly (all examples can be found here):

Refer to the unit tests here for additional examples.


Currently, this project is in the development release stage. While this project is suitable for use, please note that there may be incompatibilities in new releases.

Release notes are maintained in the project changelog.


Auxly should run on any Python 2.7/3.x interpreter without additional dependencies.


Auxly can be installed with pip using the following command: pip install auxly

Additionally, Auxly can be installed from source by running: python install


The full documentation for this project can be found here on Read the Docs.


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