Many users want their Raspberry Pi to perform tasks unattended, as part of automating the Raspberry Pi. This cuts down on repetitive tasks that usually fall on the administrator’s lap. A common way to trigger automatic events is when the Raspberry Pi first boots up. Such a configuration allows us to start a Python script automatically every time the Raspberry Pi first boots up.
Python is a staple found frequently on most Linux systems, including a Raspberry Pi. It comes installed by default with Raspberry Pi OS, as many programs and applications commonly rely on it, since they are programmed in the Python language. The version of Python will determine which features it comes with, as the developers are always adding new features and patches to it.
In this tutorial, we will see how to use Bash arrays and perform fundamental operations on them. Bash, the
Bourne Again Shell, is the default shell on practically all major Linux distributions: it is really powerful and can also be considered as a programming language, although not as sophisticated or feature-reach as Python or other “proper” languages. Furthermore, Bash scripting is a must-have skill for any Linux system administration job.
Are you receiving a
exit code 127 error when trying to execute a Bash script? This means that your Linux system was not able to find the command referenced inside of the script, which could indicate that the path to the command is not valid, or the command is not installed at all. In this tutorial, we’ll explain what causes this “command not found” error and show you how to fix it.
Jupyter Notebook is a web application used to produce computational documents, commonly called “notebooks” which can contain human-readable text, executable code, charts, and more. When used together with Python and libraries like pandas and Matplotlib, Jupyter notebooks are an excellent tool we can use for presentations and data analysis.
If you are familiar with Python, you surely used pip: the Python package installer. With pip, we can install packages “globally” or in virtual environments. Virtual environments are mainly used to install dependencies of specific projects, so to develop them in isolation. We usually install packages, “globally”, instead, when want to access the utilities they provide from anywhere. By using pipx we can get the best of both approaches: we can install each application in its own virtual environment, and, at the same time, access it globally.
Documenting how an application works, its purpose, and its intended usage is really important, even if it is just a simple shell script we are talking about. To ease code maintenance in the most basic cases, documentation can be embed directly inside scripts. In this tutorial we learn how to include Pearl’s Plain Old Documentation syntax (POD) in bash scripts, and how to convert it to various formats using pod2 utilities such as pod2man and pod2html.
Pandas is a free and open source Python library released under the BSD license. Originally developed by Wes McKinney in 2008, and supported by companies like Intel and Nvidia, it is targeted at data analysis and manipulation. It can be easily used to read and write data from a variety of sources such as Excel spreadsheets, Comma-separated Values (CSV) files, and many more.
JAR files are those that have been coded and compiled using the Java programming language. In order to run these files on a Linux system, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software must be installed first. This is just a software package that allows the system to understand JAR files, and therefore gives it the ability to open and run them. Usually, the JRE package is not installed on most Linux distros by default, so we must first install Java, and then we can open the JAR file(s).
Many developers and programmers choose to use a Linux system as their work environment because of its stability, speed, and ease of use. To get started with programming Java, or to simply run Java applications or applets on Linux, you will need to install the appropriate Java software package. Although this is pretty easy to do, the instructions will vary depending on a user’s Linux distribution, what version of Java they wish to use, and whether they need the JDK (Java Development Kit) or just the JRE (Java Runtime Environment).
Python is a popular programming language used in a wide range of applications, from data analysis and scientific computing to web development and artificial intelligence. Bash is a powerful scripting language used primarily in Unix and Linux environments for automating tasks and running commands. By combining the two languages, developers can create powerful scripts that can automate complex tasks and workflows. In this article, we’ll explore various techniques for running Python scripts with bash, including passing arguments, activating virtual environments, and running scripts in the background. We’ll also provide examples of real-world scripts that demonstrate these techniques in action.
The Linux operating system gives us many ways to measure the performance of our computer, including individual components such as the hard drive. There are multiple tools for the job, and it is also possible to use built in tools and create our own test to measure real results. In this tutorial, we will see how to use a Bash script to test the transfer speed of a hard drive on a Linux system. We will also learn about some other tools which can supplement our Bash script and give us and give us additional data points when it comes to the transfer speed of our hard drive, including read and write speed.