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Module to check whether you are online or not

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A stupid simple python module to check whether you are online or not


waitfornet is a stupid simple script, all it does is check whether you are online or not, and optionally wait until you go online.

On production servers, you don't need such a script because you are always online. But on home PCs or laptops, we plebeians aren't always online! We sometimes have to fiddle with our WiFi connections, we may have a wireless router but we forget to switch them on sometimes. What if I have a scheduled cron job to run at that moment such as this:

$> task1 && task2 && task3

The above won't work properly if the tasks are dependent on an internet connection. With waitfornet, you can do something like this:

$> waitfornet -w && task1 && task2 && task3

The first command will wait until you go online and once you do, it will exit and then your other crons can run!


pip install waitfornet


  -h, --help  show this help message and exit
  -w, --wait  Wait until online, keep trying

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