Python Tutorials and HowTos

Python programming related tutorial, howtos, tips, and hacks under Unix like operating systems with special focus on sys admin tasks ( rss feed ).

I would like to read data from the user using Python. How do I read data using raw_input()?

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How can I check if a file exists in a directory with Python and then delete it using python program?

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How do I setup “Planet Venus” under Debian or Ubuntu Linux to downloads news feeds (RSS) published by web sites and aggregates their content together into a single combined feed?

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Python is preinstalled on my Ubuntu / Debian Linux desktop. I’m unable to find IDLE integrated development environment for Python. How do I install IDLE IDE?

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How do I execute standard Unix or Linux shell commands using Python? Is there a command to invoke Unix commands using Python programs?

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How do I upgrade packages installed via Python pip command under Unix or Linux command line?

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I‘m using cloud files from Rackspace that provides online storage and CDN for javascript, css, images and video files. However, I found that their online upload is not designed for bulk upload. How do I upload files to Rackspace cloud files storage using standard Linux or Unix ftp client in recursive mode?

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