how to automate some common tasks such as file handling, email processing, and web automation in Python

# Importing Required Libraries
import os
import shutil
import smtplib
from email.mime.text import MIMEText
from selenium import webdriver

# File handling - copying files from one directory to another
source_dir = "/path/to/source/directory"
dest_dir = "/path/to/destination/directory"
for file in os.listdir(source_dir):
    shutil.copy(os.path.join(source_dir, file), dest_dir)

# Email processing - sending an email with MIMEText
msg = MIMEText("Hello, this is a test email!")
msg['Subject'] = "Test email subject"
msg['From'] = ""
msg['To'] = ""
s = smtplib.SMTP('localhost')
s.sendmail("", "", msg.as_string())

# Web automation - automating a web browser with Selenium
driver = webdriver.Chrome("/path/to/chromedriver")
element = driver.find_element_by_name("search")
element.send_keys("search term")

In this example, we first import the necessary libraries – os, shutil, smtplib, email.mime.text, and selenium. We then show how to automate file handling by copying files from one directory to another using the shutil module. We also show how to process emails by sending a test email with the MIMEText class and smtplib module. Finally, we demonstrate how to automate a web browser with Selenium by opening a web page, finding an element on the page, entering text into a form field, and submitting the form.

Please note that this is a simple example, and automating tasks can be much more complex and require more specialized libraries and frameworks. Additionally, some tasks such as web automation may require additional setup, such as installing web drivers for the browser being automated.

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