[Python-Dev] shellwords

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Sat, 19 Apr 2003 12:15:18 -0400

On 16 April 2003, Gustavo Niemeyer said:
> Is there any chance of getting shellwords[1] into Python 2.3? It's very
> small module with a pretty interesting functionality:

It's already there (and has been since Python 1.6), albeit with a
different name and implementation:

>>> import distutils.util
>>> distutils.util.split_quoted('arg "arg arg" arg "arg" -o="arg arg"')
['arg', 'arg arg', 'arg', 'arg', '-o=arg arg']

Greg Ward <gward@python.net>                         http://www.gerg.ca/
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