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Globus Online provides a Python API and development kit which expose more of the features of their transfer interface. See:

A convenience wrapper around the Python package is at: and can be installed in a virtualenv or copied into your $PYTHONPATH for more convenient use of Globus from Python:

module load bwpy/2.0.2 # or later to have globus-sdk in bwpy
mkdir transfer
cd transfer
virtualenv --system-site-packages $PWD
source bin/activate
pip install git+

the example code installed to bin shows how to use the helper modules.

A fully developed sample code in production use with Blue Waters is at: .