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How to get the fully resolved path of a symbolic link in Terminal?

I have a tangled mess of python installations on my laptop. I was looking at the executables in /usr/local/bin and they are all symbolic links to ../../../Library...... There's some weird behavior ...
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What's wrong with my launchctl config?

I'm trying to auto-run SickBeard on login python /Applications/Sick-Beard/Sickbeard.py <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC -//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN ...
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Python Virtualenv is broken since upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, when running the command "virtualenv env", I get: New python executable in env/bin/python Installing setuptools......... Complete output from command ...
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How can I bring a window to frontmost without focusing it using Applescript in OS X 10.8

I want to bring a window (QuickTime for example) to frontmost, without focusing it. I can do it in OS X 10.7 using the following code in Applescript. tell application "System Events" set visible ...
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How do I change back from MacPorts Python to system default version?

I used MacPorts to install a newer version of Python on my system (10.5.8 PPC), and then used the MacPorts select command to change the default invoked version of Python to the MP version. Now I want ...
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Installing Python 3.0 on my Mac

I'm using built-in Python 2.6.1, however, I need to run Python 3.0 from time to time. Is it OK to install Python 3.0 on my Mac? Is there anything that I need to be cautious? How about the ...
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How to add a Python application to OS X right-click menu?

I have made a Python-based application that plays a slideshow. I want to add shortcut on the right-click menu of a folder and play the slideshow. How can I achieve this?
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iTerm2 doesn't read com.googlecode.iterm2.plist

I am iTerm2 (1.0.0) user. I know how to create profiles, by using iTerm settings or modifying com.googlecode.iterm2.plist file. For convenience, I will use .plist to indicate ...
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How to make an executable .py available everywhere on OS X?

I have this directory /foo/bar/. Inside, I have a python file named myfile.py. I made it executable by adding (at the top): #!/usr/bin/env python Then, I made it executable by issuing chmod +x ...
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Installing Python on Mac 10.5.8 64-bit

I'm working on getting Python installed on my Mac 10.5.8 and I have been having a heck of a lot of trouble. The standard downloads at Python.org do not show a compatible version. They have 10.3 - ...
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What version(s) of Python are pre-installed on OSX 10.9 Mavericks?

Now it can be asked... What python versions come pre-installed, Is python 3.x on there? Edit: From the comments: "Does it also still have 2.6? The reason I ask is, with 2.6, I can build an app ...
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where are python packages installed on Lion?

I'm pretty sure before Lion, I was using /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current/lib/python2.7/site-packages Although this might have been from a manual install of 2.7 on 10.6 OS ...
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How to run a cron job each time the previous execution has finished?

I would like to run a Python script each time it finishes and I think I can do this with cron but I am not sure how to do it. The idea is each time the Python scripts ends, it will have to run again ...
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How do I setup Python3.3 and Sublime Text 2 correctly on OS X 10.8.2?

I am trying to setup Sublime Text 2 so that the build command correctly runs Python3 / Python3.3 scripts. I have installed Python 3.3 via the installer obtained from python.org and installed Sublime ...
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Error installing lxml on Mac Snow Leopard

I am getting what seems to be a common error when trying to install lxml on MacOS 10.6: Building lxml version 2.3. Building without Cython. Using build configuration of libxslt 1.1.24 ...
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How do I know which Python install is being used?

If I type the command which python, then I get: Oliviers-iMac:~$ which -a python /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python /usr/bin/python If I then type python --version, ...
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Offline (Python) documentation? (for ActivePython Mac or similar)

I'm a long-time user of ActivePython, and also own a couple of Komodo licenses. I've recently moved to the Mac, and one thing that I'm missing a lot is the "offline" documentation (i.e., in Windows ...
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Problems integrating Python 3.1 on 10.6.5

I am beginning to learn Python, and want to "upgrade" my Python installation os OS X 10.6.5. I know it's a bad idea to directly upgrade the Python install, so I have installed Python 3.1 separately ...
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What python editors have syntax coloring and don't need much training to learn?

I have a friend who is trying to learn Python on Mac OS X. She does not have prior experience with programming. I am looking for an editor that is: Free and easy to get started with Support at least ...
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Snow Leopard: Current: python 2.6 - Desired: python 2.7

Is it possible to upgrade the native python version (2.6 on my Snow Leopard) to a more recent one? Or do I have to just install python 2.7 besides the current one?
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How can I tell Firewall to allow incoming connections for Python running a specific script? (In this case: SickBeard)

I'm running SickBeard on my Lion installation, but I can't figure out how which Python version or script I should add to the Firewall rules allow connections from outside. In Console I get this ...
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Run through terminal PYTHON

Is there a way on a mac to make it so when you click on a python script it runs python filename.py through terminal?
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Prevent “<application> quit unexpectedly” message on sigquit

I kill Python processes with SIGQUIT by pressing Ctrl\ sometimes (usually my own that are misbehaving). Can I prevent the "Python quit unexpectedly" message? I know I can just hit escape, so it's not ...
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Python editor for ipad with mercurial support?

Is there a text editor for ipad which supports python and mercurial? It would be even better if there were a solution that also allows one to run and develop with django. Any suggestions?
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iPhoto and Python 2.6

I eradicated python 2.6 from my MacBook pro. Of course I did this before realizing iPhoto was dependent on it. How do I point iPhoto to my newly installed version of Python? This is the relevant ...
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Using Mac OS X 10.9 lsof launches 5 to 10 processes at a time on its own taking all cpu

I am running a MacBook Air 13 (Latest) with 8GB / 512 Flash / Core Intel i7. Lately shortly after bootup I hear the fans winding at top speed. I checked the top processes and see several instances ...
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ipython/python broken after upgrading to OS X Mavericks

After upgrading to OS X Mavericks, it seems Python broke. I get the following when I try to run ipython: ~ $ ipython Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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iTerm2, unicode and sympy

In my both Mac (OS X Mavericks) and Ubuntu machine, I have installed sympy that is a python library for symbolic mathematics. Part of sympy is the pretty print functionality that uses unicode ...
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How to create a VPN connection via terminal?

I have a macbook pro with mavericks running. I am looking for a way to connect to a VPN network in terminal. The reason why I want to do this is that I want to write a small program in Python which ...
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How to update Python on a Mac with Unix commands

After giving up on doing a disk partition and getting Linux, I decided to try and install Python 3.3.2 on a 32 bit Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I did pretty much everything the ...
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Deploying a python application in OS X Server 2.0.23 (aka Mountain Lion Server)

OS X Server 2.0.23 (aka Mountain Lion Server) already has python 2.7.3 and wsgi installed. What is the procedure to install a python web application on that server to run under its own domain? Assume ...
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Preview Not Opening File - Permissions Issue (via Python)

I have a Mac VM running Mavericks (10.9.3), and for various reasons I am trying to write a script in Python to automatically transfer a PDF file to the VM and open it in Preview. For anyone who ...
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How to install command line developer tools in Yosemite? [closed]

I am trying to install xcode developer tools via this command: xcode-select --install and I have this error: "Can't install this software because it is not currently available from the Software ...
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brew doctor warning about Python config scripts

Can someone please explain what I should do about the following warning from Homebrew: Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look ...
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Upgrade to Mavericks wipes out Python site-packages directory?

As the subject suggests, I recently upgraded to OSX Mavericks, and... $ ls /Library/Python/*/site-packages/ /Library/Python/2.3/site-packages/: Extras.pth README /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/: ...
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Mac Port install arguments

I need to install ROOT on my mac. Since I prefer Python for Scientific Computing I though that it would install PyROOT by default. That didn't happen. After I looked on PyROOT site i found that ...
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SCTP kernel extension for Mavericks?

I am about to do some development with SCTP using Python[1]. But this requires some kind of 3rd party kernel extensions to Mac OS X. The only link I can find about the kernel extension is completely ...
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Python Weirdness on Terminal Open

When I open Terminal I see the following: Last login: Wed Feb 8 18:30:05 on ttys029 Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Scapy on Mavericks via Homebrew “AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'intf'”

I tried to install Scapy on OS X via Homebrew which seemed to work fine. After installation there were some Python modules missing which I installed via Homebrew. Now when I start Scapy I get the ...
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How to install framework (from pkg file) in a non-standard location?

In brief, my question is this: How can I install a framework from a *.pkg file somewhere other than under /Library/Frameworks (or /System/Library/Frameworks)? Background I want to install a ...
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“Cannot execute binary file” with alias of binary

I have installed both python3.3 and python2.6. I have set python3.3 to default by creating an alias named "python" in usr/bin and another one for python2.6 named "python2.6". Now if I type in the ...
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Retina display compatible Python IDLE?

On my Retina MacBook Pro, the Python IDLE development environment has blurry, non-retina text. Is there a way I can make the text retina? IDLE:
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Python Imaging Library (PIL) Decoder jpeg not available — how to fix?

I've got error which is generated by PIL when I trying to process jpg-images: Python Imaging Library (PIL) Decoder jpeg not available. How to fix this problem?
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Deleted /Library/Python folder. Is it possible restore?

I am on Mac OS X 10.7.2. I deleted old python library folder before upgrading to newer python. But I found later that I should never delete the factory-shipped python. The Apple-provided build of ...
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What are all these Python files?

What are the .py, .pyo, and .pyc files in /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/X11/xcb?
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Why can't I install Python-Markdown?

I've had some weird issues with my python install recently but I've usually been able to get it working. However I'm running into a really bizarre issue right now where pip is installing things that ...
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Moving terminal version of python to homebrew version

python -V shows that I am on 2.7.7 but brew upgrade python shows I have 2.7.8 so clearly my terminal isn't looking at the Homebrew version. How do I fix this?
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Why is 'xattr' not working?

When I attempt to execute xattr in Terminal, I get Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/xattr-2.7", line 33, in <module> import xattr ImportError: No module named xattr ...
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What is more predominant, PyObjC or PlistBuddy?

I'm writing a script that will update an Xcode project's Info.plist. This script will be distributed to clients. In order to do this, I'd like to know what tools are more appropriate if I need to ...
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Python installation messed up

Somehow my python on my Mac OS X is messed up. I am trying to install virtualenv $ pip install virtualenv And it gives me: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/pip", line 5, ...