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"Nail it with jabbapylib."


A lightweight, general-purpose Python library.

A small Python library that was primarily developed for my projects. This library is quite specific for Linux, I've never tried it under a different platform. I regularly extend it with new functionalities.

Tested with Python 2.7 under Ubuntu Linux.

Installation from PyPI:

The easiest way is via pip:

$ sudo pip install jabbapylib

If you already have jabbapylib and you want to upgrade to the latest version:

$ sudo pip install jabbapylib -U

The library requires some Linux packages, their list can be found in Download the script and execute it:

$ ./

After the installation, you need to do the following steps if you want to use all the funcionalities of the library:

  1. I assume you use Firefox. In ~/.mozilla/firefox put a symbolic link on ~/.mozilla/firefox/XXXXXXXX.default/cookies.sqlite.
  2. Create the directory ~/tmp.

Manual Installation:

If you installed the library via pip (see the previous section), you can skip this section.

If you want to try the latest (development) version of jabbapylib, you might want to download it directly from GitHub. Here is how to get it work in that case.

Create a folder and put this project in that folder. In my case I put it in ~/python/lib/jabbapylib. That is, I have this hierarchy:

~/python/lib/jabbapylib/              # this file


Then add this folder to PYTHONPATH in your ~/.bashrc file:


Source .bashrc (or open a new terminal), start the Python shell and try this:

>>> from jabbapylib.say.hello import hi
>>> hi()

If you see a greetings, jabbapylib is set up properly :)

For installing the dependencies of this library, execute the following scripts:

$ ./
$ ./

For running the unit tests, you need to do some extra steps:

  1. I assume you use Firefox. In ~/.mozilla/firefox put a symbolic link on ~/.mozilla/firefox/XXXXXXXX.default/cookies.sqlite.
  2. Create the directory ~/tmp.
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