Easy access to shell commands from python
We all like python for scripting, because it’s so much more powerful than a shell. But sometimes we really need to call a shell command because it’s so much easier than writing yet another library in python or adding a dependency:
from whelk import shell shell.zgrep("-r", "downloads", "/var/log/httpd") # Here goes code to process the log
You can even pipe commands together:
from whelk import pipe pipe(pipe.getent("group") | pipe.grep(":1...:"))
Much more usage info can de found at http://seveas.github.io/whelk/
Installing the latest released version is as simple as:
pip install whelk
If you want to tinker with the source, you can install the latest source from github:
git clone https://github.com/seveas/whelk.git
And finally, Ubuntu users can install whelk from my ppa:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dennis/python sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-whelk python3-whelk
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation.
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