Category: Programming

PowerShell Memos

This post contains some of my various and continuous memos for exploring and learning PowerShell. These are not organized in any particular order. Get-Alias (no explanation needed) Get-Command: Use when unsure which commands are available Get-Member: Shows the methods and properties of an object. Also shows the object type. Example: PS C:\> $name = “Markku” […]

Comparing Version Numbers in Python

The distutils module is going to be deprecated in Python 3.10, and to be removed in Python 3.12. Hence, my current standard way of comparing version number strings is using pkg_resources module (part of setuptools): >>> from pkg_resources import parse_version as version >>> version(“1.0”) <Version(‘1.0’)> >>> version(“1.8.9”) < version(“2.0”) True >>> version(“2.0.9”) < version(“2.1”) True […]

Git Configurations

I use Git almost daily but I need my memos for the uncommon operations. Therefore the posts: Part 1: Git Configurations (this post) (more to come) When I’m using Git I need to first configure it. Well, strictly speaking, if I’m only going to clone some repository I don’t need to especially configure Git, but […]

Revisited: Version Numbering in Python Package

In Version Numbering in Python Package I showed a way to store the package version number in the code. The method is in hindsight not exactly the best one (who knew!), so here is another try for simple projects. Here I have mypackage/ (the package directory) mypackage/__init__.py mypackage/version.py setup.py with contents: mypackage/version.py: mypackage/__init__.py: setup.py: What […]