[IPython-dev] Re: [IPython-user] pysh is in CVS

Ville Vainio vivainio at kolumbus.fi
Mon Jun 28 19:51:33 EDT 2004

> get rid of it (plus, it's expensive as you noted).  If anyone can 
> provide me with a pure python function which does:
> argv_list = parse_string(argv_str)
> which takes a string (with arbitrary quotes, parens, etc.) and returns 
> a python list which would be the correct sys.argv seen by a command 
> line consisting of this argv_str, I'd be very happy.

Well, shlex.split(s) does arbitrary quotes, but not parens:

In [5]: shlex.split('hi "very much stuff" (a b c) hai')
Out[5]: ['hi', 'very much stuff', '(a', 'b', 'c)', 'hai']

Still, it's an ok solution for most cases, dont you think?

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