[Tutor] Invoking bash from within a python program

Vinay Reddy vinayvinay at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 06:00:53 CEST 2005

> The basic idea I was toying around with is to create a delete/uninstall
> program that would take the output of slocate and iterate through that
> deleting all of the files associated with the program I wanted to
> uninstall without having to do so manually. Using tar balled source code
> does not seem to allow for an easy and straight forward way of
> uninstalling once the source directory has been deleted. I am also going
> to explore how to do this using bash and some basic shell programming
> and then work out which would be the better approach.

Why not: slocate <name>|xargs rm -rf


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