Can I check if I'm running from the interpreter prompt?

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Fri Nov 14 21:36:08 CET 2008

skip at wrote:
> Is there a reliable way (this is on Solaris if that matters) to tell if I'm
> running in the interactive interpreter as opposed to in a script?  I think
> examining sys.argv works, but wanted to double check.

     import sys, traceback

         raise ValueError
     except ValueError:
         start = traceback.extract_tb(sys.exc_info()[2])[-1]

Start should show you where the program is being run from.

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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