arguments from the prompt

joe at localhost.localdomain joe at localhost.localdomain
Tue Feb 8 07:07:52 EST 2000

On Mon, 07 Feb 2000 18:33:51 -0500, Thomas A. Bryan <tbryan at> wrote:
>joe at localhost.localdomain wrote:
>> it says NameError: sys
>> #!/usr/bin/python
>> from sys import argv
>> a=sys.argv[1]
>When you use 'from sys import argv', the symbol 'argv' is now 
>available to your code directly.  You no longer have to reference 
>the module name.  In fact, sys is *not* available after you run 
>'from sys import argv' just like it isn't available after you run 
>'from sys import *'.  If you simply write 'import sys', then the 
>symbol 'sys' is avialable, but 'argv' is only accessible through sys.
>So, either write
>from sys import argv
>a = argv[1]
>import sys
>a = sys.argv[1]
thanks, btw is there a FAQ?

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