Multiple equates

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.us
Wed Dec 3 11:09:58 CET 2008


In article <gh5f7h$jqh$1 at lust.ihug.co.nz>,
Lawrence D'Oliveiro  <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>Cameron Laird wrote:
>
>>        def f1(Match):
>>            return
>
>Something missing here?

Ugh; yes, sorry:

   def shell_escape(Arg) :
       """returns Arg suitably escaped for use as a command-line argument
       to Bash."""

       pattern = r"[\<\>\"\'\|\&\$\#\;\(\)\[\]\{\}\`\!\~\ \\]"
       def f1(Match):
	   return "\\" + Match.group(0)
       return re.sub(pattern, f1, Arg)
             # Need to catch anything that might be meaningful to shell
   #end shell_escape



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