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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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, ...
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Python IDLE from MacPorts can't start

I tried installing the python27 and python32 packages via MacPorts in Mac OS X 10.6.8. It includes the standard IDLE, Python Launcher, and Build Applet applications. However, when I start them, their ...
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Batch conversion of xlsx to xls via CLI?

I'm trying to convert a bunch of xlsx files to xls (because some other software<cough>matlab<cough> can process xls but not xlsx on the mac). I've tried unoconv but it has issues (which ...
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Why is python's “easy_install” installing into the wrong directory?

I've installed python 2.7 with the dmg-installer of the official python page. After typing which python in terminal, I get this: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python But when ...
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how to capture folder as input and pass it to python script as argument

How to capture folder as input and pass it to python script as argument? This is what I have so far, but this is always taking the user home directory as input no matter which folder i right click > ...
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Core Graphics on a 2013 Mac Mini

My python script imports from quartz.coregraphics. Is core graphics included on 2013 Mac Minis? I ask because import works on macbook pros running snow leopard and mavericks, but fails on a mini from ...
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Python 3.3.3 on Macbook pro, can't open IDLE at all

I'm having trouble with running python on my Macbook Pro OS X 10.9.1. Two days ago it was running with absolutely no problem and now it won't start up. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, ...
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Cannot get Python perspective with Eclipse IDE

I installed PyDev for Eclipse, but after doing so, I do not see PyDev in the list of perspectives. If I try to reinstall, it says it is already installed. Running Mac OSX 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) and ...
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How to deactivate all python ports

I just started using enthought's canopy to manage my python packages; thus I want to disable and/or uninstall all of my macports python packages. Nominally, I'd like to deactivate them first - make ...