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some small helpers used in many scripts

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some convenience functions used in many scripts

supports python 2.7 - python 3.7, pypy and possibly other dialects.

this is also a working example for travis.yml for multi-platform testing :

  • install WINE
  • install python 2.7 on wine 32 Bit
  • install python 2.7 on wine 64 Bit
  • install python 3.7 on wine 32 Bit
  • install python 3.7 on wine 64 Bit
  • run pytest on wine (all Versions mentioned above)
  • run code coverage on wine (all Versions mentioned above)
  • osx Build for Python 2.7, Python 3.7
  • pypy Build for Python 2.7, Python 3.7
  • Windows Build Python 2.7
  • Windows Build Python 3.7
  • build rst documentation with rst_include for github and PyPi

100% code coverage, mypy static type checking, tested under Linux, OsX, Windows and Wine, automatic daily builds and monitoring

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Installation and Upgrade

From source code:

# normal install
python install
# test without installing
python test

via pip latest Release:

# latest Release from pypi
pip install lib_platform

# test without installing
pip install lib_platform --install-option test

via pip latest Development Version:

# upgrade all dependencies regardless of version number (PREFERRED)
pip install --upgrade --upgrade-strategy eager
# normal install
pip install --upgrade
# test without installing
pip install --install-option test

via requirements.txt:

# Insert following line in Your requirements.txt:
# for the latest Release:
# for the latest Development Version :

# to install and upgrade all modules mentioned in requirements.txt:
pip install --upgrade -r /<path>/requirements.txt

via python:

# for the latest Release
python -m pip install upgrade lib_platform

# for the latest Development Version
python -m pip install upgrade

Basic Usage

>>> import lib_platform

>>> # get system as string
>>> system = lib_platform.system

>>> # bool is_platform_linux
>>> is_platform_linux = lib_platform.is_platform_linux

>>> # bool is_platform_darwin
>>> is_platform_darwin = lib_platform.is_platform_darwin

>>> # bool is_platform_posix
>>> is_platform_posix = lib_platform.is_platform_posix        # either darwin or linux

>>> # bool is_platform_windows
>>> is_platform_windows = lib_platform.is_platform_posix      # also True for windows_xp or windows_wine

>>> # bool is_platform_windows_xp
>>> is_platform_windows_xp = lib_platform.is_platform_windows_xp

>>> # bool is_platform_windows_wine
>>> is_platform_windows_wine = lib_platform.is_platform_windows_wine

>>> # bool is_platform_windows_wine_xp
>>> is_platform_windows_wine_xp = lib_platform.is_platform_windows_wine_xp

>>> # string username lib_platform.username
>>> username = lib_platform.username

>>> # string fqdn hostname
>>> hostname = lib_platform.hostname

>>> # string hostname short
>>> hostname_short = lib_platform.hostname_short

>>> # bool is_python2
>>> is_python2 = lib_platform.is_python2

>>> # bool is_python3
>>> is_python3 = lib_platform.is_python3

>>> # path to userhome
>>> path_userhome = lib_platform.path_userhome

>>> # is user administrator (has user admin rights)
>>> is_user_admin = lib_platform.is_user_admin


following modules will be automatically installed :

pytest          # see :
typing          # see :
lib_registry    # see:


  • special thanks to “uncle bob” Robert C. Martin, especially for his books on “clean code” and “clean architecture”


I would love for you to fork and send me pull request for this project. - please Contribute


This software is licensed under the MIT license



2019-06-14: add is_user_admin (check for administration rights)


2019-04-28: Documentation Update, minor Fixes in


2019-03-28: Initial public release, PyPi Release

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