[Pythonmac-SIG] Escaping commandline strings
cs at zip.com.au
Tue Jan 4 22:20:51 CET 2011
On 04Jan2011 12:21, Chris Weisiger <cweisiger at msg.ucsf.edu> wrote:
| I want to sanitize some strings (e.g. escape apostrophes, spaces, etc.)
| before passing them to the commandline via subprocess. Unfortunately I can't
| seem to find any built-in function to do this. Am I really going to have to
| write up my own sanitizer? Not that it'd be much effort, but I'd much rather
| use an official function than risk forgetting something.
If it is for Bourne shell syntax, it's almost too simple to put in a
library: put into single quotes and replace all inner single quotes
You can play games with strings that are safe to not quote, etc but the
above is very simple and reliable. Something like (untested):
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743
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