Get the complete command line as-is

Steve Holden steve at
Wed Sep 12 05:16:30 CEST 2007

wangzq wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm passing command line parameters to my browser, I need to pass the
> complete command line as-is, for example:
> "abc def" xyz
> If I use ' '.join(sys.argv[1:]), then the double quotes around "abc
> def" is gone, but I need to pass the complete command line ("abc def"
> xyz) to the browser, how can I do this?
> I'm on Windows.
> Thanks.
You can't. The quotes are gobbled  by the command-line processor before 
your program ever gets the chance to see them. You could try writing 
your own command shell ... or learn how to quote the quotes.

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