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If you need support or just want to chat with our community, we have the following options:
All these channels are linked to each other, so there is no need to worry about missing out.
We can also be reached on Twitter: @PextTool
Pext stands for Python-based extendable tool. It is built using Python 3 and Qt5 QML and has its behaviour decided by modules. Pext provides a simple window with a search bar, allowing modules to define what data is shown and how it is manipulated.
For example, say you want to use Pext as a password manager. You load in the pass module, and it will show you a list of your passwords which you can filter with the search bar. When you select a password in the list, it will copy the password to your clipboard and Pext will hide itself, waiting for you to ask for it again.
Depending on the module you choose, what entries are shown and what happens when you select an entry changes. So choose the module appropriate for what you want to do, and Pext makes it easy.
Several modules are available for effortless install right within Pext.
Pext is designed to quickly pop up and get out of your way as soon as you're done with something. It is recommended to bind Pext to some global hotkey, or possibly run multiple instances of it with different profiles under multiple hotkeys. Example Pext workflows look as follows:
Note: If you run into any issues, please check out the troubleshooting section near the end of this document before reporting a bug.
The Arch packages are maintained by Ivan Semkin
For the stable version:
$ pacaur -S pext
For the git version:
$ pacaur -S pext-git
For the stable version:
$ pip3 install pext --user
For the git version:
$ pip3 install git+https://github.com/Pext/Pext.git --user
On some systems, you may need to use pip instead of pip3.
Alternatively, you can install Pext from source
To actually use Pext, you will first have to install one or more modules. Check out the Pext organisation on GitHub or use
Install module ->
From online module list in the application for a list of modules.
After installating at least one module, you can load it from the
Load module menu. After that, experiment! Each module is different.
For command line options, use
<number>: Switch to tab
Your distribution may ship with an outdated version of pip. Run
pip install --upgrade pip (possibly as root) in a terminal.
The proprietary NVIDIA driver is known to cause this issue on at least Ubuntu. You can work around this by running
sudo apt-get install python3-opengl.
Pext user report: https://github.com/Pext/Pext/issues/11
Ubuntu bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-qt4/+bug/941826
The Homebrew team completely broke pip's --target flag, which Pext depends on. To work around this, Pext automatically creates a
~/.pydistutils.cfg file which resets the broken Homebrew pip defaults and deletes this file after its done installing module dependencies.
As a side effect, this means that using brew install or pip install while Pext is installing module dependencies may fail. If you cannot use brew install or pip install at all anymore after Pext crashed, please delete
~/.pydistutils.cfg if it exists.
The Homebrew team refuses to fix this issue: https://github.com/Homebrew/brew/issues/837
In the installer, make sure that 'Include Python in PATH' or similar is checked. Then after the installation, start a new command prompt and type
python -V or
pip3 to check if it was properly installed. If the version number and the help message are returned respectively, you are good to go further. If not, in case you already had
cmd.exe open, restart it or execute
refreshenv to reload environment variables.
If it still does not work yet, check if the PATH was set in the GUI or manually with
echo %PATH%to check if the directory (
C:\Python36\Scripts) is included
setxbut because the possibility for truncation and the merging of users and system path, the gui method is to be preferred. (more details: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9546324/adding-directory-to-path-environment-variable-in-windows)
Pext is licensed under the GNU GPLv3+, with exception of artwork and documentation, which are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 license.
Under artwork and documentation fall:
When attributing the logo (which was donated by vaeringjar), it should be attributed as the Pext Logo by White Paper Fox. Please link to Pext with https://github.com/Pext/Pext or https://pext.hackerchick.me/ and to White Paper Fox with http://www.whitepaperfox.com/ where possible.