reading dictionary's (key,value) from file

Robert Bossy Robert.Bossy at
Mon Apr 7 18:55:14 CEST 2008

ankitks.mital at wrote:
> Folks,
> Is it possible to read hash values from txt file.
> I have script which sets options. Hash table has key set to option,
> and values are option values.
> Way we have it, we set options in a different file (*.txt), and we
> read from that file.
> Is there easy way for just reading file and setting options instead of
> parsing it.
> so this is what my option files look like:
> 1opt.txt
> { '-cc': '12',
>   '-I': r'/my/path/work/'}
> 2opt.txt
> {  '-I': r/my/path/work2/'}
> so my scipt how has dictionary
> options = { '-cc' :'12'
>                 '-I': r'/my/path/work/:/my/path/work2/'}
> I am trying to avoid parsing
For this particular case, you can use the optparse module:

Since you're obviously running commands with different set of options, I 
suggest you listen to Diez.


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