As I was sitting at my desk at work, watching code roll by as my Monte Carlo runs worked, I thought about how nice it would be to go do something else while I waited for data. An email notifier wouldn’t be enough, as I might want to be away from wifi. Then I remembered that Bell has an email to text message gateway, firstname.lastname@example.org . In the course of ~10 minutes, I was able to whip up a python script that will send me a short email notifying me that my jobs have completed. All I have to do is add a line at the end of a script with the python script and the job name, and it will send me a message as soon as the script run completes. I simply store the password for my local smtp server in ~/.pass, and it fires of texts like magic. Python makes everything easy. Code after the jump.
#!/usr/bin/python import sys import smtplib if __name__ == "__main__": pwd = open("~/.pass").readline()[:-1] toaddr = "email@example.com" fromaddr = "username@smtpserver" msg = "Job "+sys.argv+" is done" server = smtplib.SMTP('smtpserver') server.starttls() server.login('username', pwd) server.sendmail(fromaddr, toaddr, msg) server.quit()