Hello I am starting to learn scripting and I was following the instructions in this link (Converting a txt to pdf with python’s pdfrw). Link here: https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/unix-howto-read-line-by-line-from-file/ Below is the sample code provided in the link:
#!/bin/bash # Usage: Create pdf files from input (wrapper script) # Author: Vivek Gite <Www.cyberciti.biz> under GPL v2.x+ #--------------------------------------------------------- #Input file _db="/tmp/wordpress/faq.txt" #Output location o="/var/www/prviate/pdf/faq" _writer="~/bin/py/pdfwriter.py" # If file exists if [[ -f "$_db" ]] then # read it while IFS='|' read -r pdfid pdfurl pdftitle do local pdf="$o/$pdfid.pdf" echo "Creating $pdf file ..." #Genrate pdf file $_writer --quiet --footer-spacing 2 --footer-left "nixCraft is GIT UL++++ W+++ C++++ M+ e+++ d-" --footer-right "Page [page] of [toPage]" --footer-line --footer-font-size 7 --print-media-type "$pdfurl" "$pdf" done <"$_db" fi
As you will notice, he has the _writer path set to be ~/bin/py/pdfwriter.py, which I have tried to set up by doing sudo apt-get python-pdfrw, after I run this command the output tells me python-pdfrw is up to date and it has been installed. So now I am trying to find pdfwriter.py and I can’t. I checked /usr/bin/ and /usr/lib/python3.5 as well as /usr/lib/python2.7. I have also run locate pdfrw and I can’t find it. I will appreciate your help! Thanks!
In general you can obtain a list of a package’s installed files on Debian-based systems using
dpkg -L e.g.
dpkg -L python-pdfrw
or search for a specific file using
dpkg -S pdfwriter.py
whose output (if successful) should include the full path to the file.
In this case you will likely find the location to be