how to pass scripts to python -c
Guillermo Fernandez Castellanos
guillermo.fernandez at epfl.ch
Mon Feb 9 12:51:39 CET 2004
Oh! I found another version:
#### pycat.py ####
for files in sys.argv[1:]:
Don't ask me why you must put read(1) and not simply read(), it works, and I'm
But if someone could explain me why it works, it would be cool.
Daniel Kramer wrote:
> what are the formatting rules to passing python commands to the python
> command line? I've tried the following, which works:
> echo hello | python -c "import sys; print sys.stdin.read()[:4]"
> I'm actually trying to shell out of another scripting lang that's not
> very good at string parsing to have python do some work.. the only
> problem is this other lang doesn't like the ";" in my python command
> string and fails. Is there another notation I can use on a single
> line to tell python that there is a line break?
> I tried:
> echo hello | python -c "import sys\n print sys.stdin.read()[:4]"
> but that doesn't work
> any suggestions?
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