how to pass scripts to python -c

eltronic at eltronic at
Sun Feb 8 09:37:36 CET 2004

On 7 Feb 2004 22:21:42 -0800 danl_kramer at (Daniel Kramer)
> 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[: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?
import os
os.system('python  -c "import sys\x3b print sys.path"')

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