WinSys - Python tools for the Windows Administrator¶
We read MSDN so you don’t have to
WinSys is a Python package which wraps aspects of the Windows API to make them more Pythonic and usable by Windows administrators directly from the interpreter or as part of a wider set of applications. It targets recent versions of Python and reasonably recent versions of Windows although it’s not yet up to speed on Vista/W7 & x64.
It is unashamedly platform-specific: no hint of a concession towards more Unix-like operating systems. You can read about the design philosophy and decisions in About WinSys. If you want to see some examples, have a look in the Cookbook.
WinSys is developed as an Open Source project and the project home, together with issues list and browseable source code is at:
If you’re interested in helping with the project let me know and I’ll add you to the project members list.
Copy a registry key from HKLM to HKCU and set its permissions so that only the current user has change access while everyone else gets read. Then dump the details of the new top-level key, including its security.
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from __future__ import with_statement from winsys import registry, accounts new_key = registry.copy(r"HKLM\Software\Python", r"HKLM\Software\WinsysPython") try: with new_key.security() as sec: sec.break_inheritance(copy_first=False) sec.dacl += [ ("Users", "R", "ALLOW"), (accounts.me(), "F", "ALLOW"), ] sec.dump() finally: print "***" new_key.security().dump()
FIXME: NOT YET -- easy_install winsys
MSI installers & Zipped archives
Visit http://timgolden.me.uk/python/downloads/winsys/ and then:
unzip winsys-x.y.z.zip python setup.py install
git clone git://github.com/tjguk/winsys.git
and then either add that directory into sys.path (I use a .pth file but whatever works for you) or run setup.py install from there. I don’t do setuptools, so you can’t do setup.py develop unless you tweak the setup.py code.
Copyright & License¶
winsys is Copyright Tim Golden 2011 and is licensed under the (GPL-compatible) MIT License: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php