getopt issues

David Bear david.bear at asu.edu
Wed Aug 27 06:13:35 CEST 2003


I'm stumped.  Trying to follow the docs and .. failure.

here's the args

>>> args
'-Middwb at mainex1.asu.edu -AKHAAM at prlinux+898 -CA --D2003-08-20-09:28:13.417 -Ff -Hprlinux --JTCPIP_NPF_TEST_DARS_PORTRAIT -NTCPIP_NPF_TEST_DARS_PORTRAIT --Pholdqueue -Qholdqueue -aacct -b2895 -d/var/spool/lpd/holdqueue -edfA898prlinux -fTCPIP_NPF_TEST_DARS_PORTRAIT -hprlinux -j898 -kcfA898prlinux -l66 -nKHAAM -sstatus -t2003-08-20-09:28:13.000 -w80 -x0 -y0 acct \n'


I know, they're long.  sorry.  they just are.  and maybe thats the
bug.

here's what happens

>>> a, b = getopt.getopt(args, 'APQn')
>>> a
[]
>>> b
'-Middwb at mainex1.asu.edu -AKHAAM at prlinux+898 -CA --D2003-08-20-09:28:13.417 -Ff -Hprlinux --JTCPIP_NPF_TEST_DARS_PORTRAIT -NTCPIP_NPF_TEST_DARS_PORTRAIT --Pholdqueue -Qholdqueue -aacct -b2895 -d/var/spool/lpd/holdqueue -edfA898prlinux -fTCPIP_NPF_TEST_DARS_PORTRAIT -hprlinux -j898 -kcfA898prlinux -l66 -nKHAAM -sstatus -t2003-08-20-09:28:13.000 -w80 -x0 -y0 acct \n'


not at all what the docs lead me to believe.  Is getopt buggy?

I'm on python 2.2.2 on linux but will also be using python 2.1.3 on
FreeBsd.

Advice?

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