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beu 0.1.20

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The beu package is intended to be an easy way to explore several complementary Python packages.

  • There is a script to help you get all the system requirements installed
  • The beu module auto-imports several relevant modules as their preferred 2-character shortcuts for quick interaction
  • The beu-ipython command is a shortcut to start an ipython session with the beu module imported before you see the shell prompt
  • The commands provided by the other packages are all installed to the same place
  • All the advanced features of the packages are made available (since some packages will do more when certain other packages can be imported)

See the following docs:


Install system requirements and install beu package to ~/.beu (Debian-based distros and Mac). Also modify one of ~/.zshrc, ~/.bashrc, or ~/.bash_profile.

% curl -o- | bash

Source the file

% source ~/.beu/


The beu-ipython script is provided (with the b shortcut set in ~/.beu/

% b --help
Usage: beu-ipython [OPTIONS]

  Start ipython with `beu` imported

  --help  Show this message and exit.
% b
Python 3.5.2 (default, Nov 17 2016, 17:05:23)
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

IPython 5.3.0 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
?         -> Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
%quickref -> Quick reference.
help      -> Python's own help system.
object?   -> Details about 'object', use 'object??' for extra details.

In [1]: beu.ih
Out[1]: <module 'input_helper' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/input_helper/'>

In [2]:
Out[2]: <module 'bg_helper' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/bg_helper/'>

In [3]: beu.rh
Out[3]: <module 'redis_helper' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/redis_helper/'>

In [4]: beu.chloop
Out[4]: <module 'chloop' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/chloop/'>

In [5]:
Out[5]: <module 'parse_helper' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/parse_helper/'>

In [6]: beu.yh
Out[6]: <module 'yt_helper' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/yt_helper/'>

In [7]: beu.moc
Out[7]: <module 'moc' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/moc/'>

In [8]: beu.mocp_cli
Out[8]: <module 'mocp_cli' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/mocp_cli/'>

In [9]: beu.fh
Out[9]: <module 'fs_helper' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/fs_helper/'>

In [10]: beu.dh
Out[10]: <module 'dt_helper' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dt_helper/'>

In [11]:
Out[11]: <module 'settings_helper' from '/tmp/stuff/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/settings_helper/'>


Use beu-update to get the latest changes

% beu-update


You should be able to pass the --help option to any of the command/shortcuts listed below for more info.

  • Use a (yt-search --audio-only) to search for and download audio files

  • Use v (yt-search) to search for and download video files

  • Use m (mocplayer) to start the REPL to control audio playback and making annotations

  • Use pdfsearch (ph-goo --filetype pdf) to search for and download PDF files

  • Use rh-shell to explore Collection objects

    Note: see the file to see all defined shortcuts.

File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
beu-0.1.20-py3-none-any.whl (md5) Python Wheel py3 2017-12-07 7KB