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Pythonic DBus library.

Changelog: https://github.com/LEW21/pydbus/releases

Requirements

  • Python 2.7+ - but works best on 3.4+ (help system is nicer there)
  • PyGI (not packaged on pypi, you need to install it from your distribution's repository - it's usually called python-gi, python-gobject or pygobject)
  • GLib 2.46+ and girepository 1.46+ (Ubuntu 16.04+) - for object publication support

Examples

Send a desktop notification

from pydbus import SessionBus

bus = SessionBus()
notifications = bus.get('.Notifications')

notifications.Notify('test', 0, 'dialog-information', "Hello World!", "pydbus works :)", [], {}, 5000)

List systemd units

from pydbus import SystemBus

bus = SystemBus()
systemd = bus.get(".systemd1")

for unit in systemd.ListUnits():
    print(unit)

Start or stop systemd unit

from pydbus import SystemBus

bus = SystemBus()
systemd = bus.get(".systemd1")

job1 = systemd.StopUnit("ssh.service", "fail")
job2 = systemd.StartUnit("ssh.service", "fail")

Watch for new systemd jobs

from pydbus import SystemBus
from gi.repository import GLib

bus = SystemBus()
systemd = bus.get(".systemd1")

systemd.JobNew.connect(print)
GLib.MainLoop().run()

# or

systemd.onJobNew = print
GLib.MainLoop().run()

View object's API

from pydbus import SessionBus

bus = SessionBus()
notifications = bus.get('.Notifications')

help(notifications)

More examples & documentation

The Tutorial contains more examples and docs.

Copyright Information

Copyright (C) 2014, 2015, 2016 Linus Lewandowski <linus@lew21.net>

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA