Python – Changing brightness of the Macbook(Pro) keyboard backlight

hardwaremacospython

Programaticly, how can I modify the brightness of the backlit keyboard on a Macbook or Macbook Pro using Python?

Best Solution

Amit Singh discusses these undocumented APIs in this online bonus chapter, but does so using C -- I'm not sure if a Python extension exists to do the same work from Python, perhaps as part of PyObjC (otherwise, such an extension would have to be written -- or ctypes used to access the shared C libraries directly from Python [shudder;-)]).