All posts by Mahmood

Preventing Windows OS from sleeping while your python code runs

class WindowsInhibitor:
    '''Prevent OS sleep/hibernate in windows; code from:
    https://github.com/h3llrais3r/Deluge-PreventSuspendPlus/blob/master/preventsuspendplus/core.py
    API documentation:
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa373208(v=vs.85).aspx'''
    ES_CONTINUOUS = 0x80000000
    ES_SYSTEM_REQUIRED = 0x00000001

    def __init__(self):
        pass

    def inhibit(self):
        import ctypes
        print("Preventing Windows from going to sleep")
        ctypes.windll.kernel32.SetThreadExecutionState(
            WindowsInhibitor.ES_CONTINUOUS | \
            WindowsInhibitor.ES_SYSTEM_REQUIRED)

    def uninhibit(self):
        import ctypes
        print("Allowing Windows to go to sleep")
        ctypes.windll.kernel32.SetThreadExecutionState(
            WindowsInhibitor.ES_CONTINUOUS)
import os

osSleep = None
# in Windows, prevent the OS from sleeping while we run
if os.name == 'nt':
    osSleep = WindowsInhibitor()
    osSleep.inhibit()

# do slow stuff

if osSleep:
    osSleep.uninhibit()

References
https://trialstravails.blogspot.com/2017/03/preventing-windows-os-from-sleeping.html

Get chat id from Telegram bot

1- Add the bot to the group.
Go to the group, click on group name, click on Add members, in the searchbox search for your bot like this: @my_bot, select your bot and click add.

2- Send a dummy message to the bot.
You can use this example: /my_id @my_bot
(I tried a few messages, not all the messages work. The example above works fine. Maybe the message should start with /)

3- Go to following url: https://api.telegram.org/botXXX:YYYY/getUpdates
replace XXX:YYYY with your bot token

4- Look for “chat”:{“id”:-zzzzzzzzzz,
-zzzzzzzzzz is your chat id (with the negative sign).

References
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32423837/telegram-bot-how-to-get-a-group-chat-id