May 26, 2018

Shell combinators and more for python

Ever wished the compactness of shell scripts be put into a real programming language? Say hello to Plumbum Shell Combinators. Plumbum Latin for lead, which was used to create pipes back in the day is a small yet feature-rich library for shell script-like programs in Python. The motto of the library is ?Never write shell scripts again?, and thus it attempts to mimic the shell syntax shell combinators where it makes sense, while keeping it all Pythonic and cross-platform.

Apart from shell-like syntax and handy shortcuts, the library provides local and remote command execution over SSH, local and remote file-system paths, easy working-directory and environment manipulation, and a programmatic Command-Line Interface CLI application toolkit. Now let?s see some code!

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