Python targeting platforms

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General Notes


os.path.normpath('/path/to/file')   # normalizes path for your os

environment variables

>>> /home/willjp

killing a process

pid = os.getpid()
os.kill(pid, signal.SIGTERM)



python pyhook
python pywin32
python ctypes

Verifying User is Windows Admin

Effective: (shows me as non-admin even at home)


Instead of doing this through a console, try checking write access from python itself. Result should be identical)

@echo off

REM  Calling verify with no args just checks the verify flag,
REM   we use this for its side effect of setting errorlevel to zero
verify >nul

REM  Attempt to read a particular system directory - the DIR
REM   command will fail with a nonzero errorlevel if the directory is
REM   unreadable by the current process.  The DACL on the
REM   c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile directory, by default,
REM   only permits SYSTEM and Administrators.
dir %windir%\system32\config\systemprofile >nul 2>nul

REM  Use IF ERRORLEVEL or %errorlevel% to check the result
if not errorlevel 1 echo has Admin privs
if     errorlevel 1 echo has only User privs

Inneffective: (shows as admin at mercury)

import ctypes

admin = ctypes.windll.shell32.IsUserAdmin() != 0