One step up from str.split()
zapwireDASHgroups at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 14 21:33:18 EDT 2008
I normally use str.split() for simple splitting of command line arguments, but
I would like to support, e.g., long file names which-- under windows -- are
typically provided as simple quoted string. E.g.,
myapp --dosomething --loadthis "my file name.fil"
...and I'd like to get back a list wherein ListEntry="my file name.fil" ,
but just running str.split() on the above string creates:
>>> ListEntry='myapp --dosomething --loadthis "my file name.fil"'
['myapp', '--dosomething', '--loadthis', '"my', 'file', 'name.fil"']
Is there an easy way to provide just this one small additional feature
(keeping quoted names as a single entry) rather than going to a full-blown
command-line argument parsing tool? Even regular expressions seem like they'd
probably be overkill here? Or no?
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