Python Nautilus script
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Mon Sep 15 21:33:12 CEST 2008
Michel Leunen schrieb:
> I'm trying to write a python script for Nautilus.
> To get the list of files selected in the Nautilus right pane, you use
> the $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS environment variable which is
> normally available to the script. Actually, it works with bash scripts
> but not with python scripts
> import os
> files = os.environ['NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS'].splitlines()
> gives a:
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/UserDict.py", line 22, in __getitem__
> raise KeyError(key)
> KeyError: 'NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS'
> Fredrik Lundh explained me that all environment variables are not
> accessible from subprocesses of an application.
> So my question is how can I get the Nautilus selected files in a python
There shouldn't be a difference between a shell-script and a
python-script. Environment-variables are a unix-process-thing, and thus
the rules that govern them apply to *all* processes - the shell is one
of these, there is nothing special to it.
If the shell-script gets the variable, the python-script will as well.
Are you sure the shell gets the value? Or is it just silently ignoring a
missing value, and the python-script isn't? According to the docs (I
only googled the variable-name), the variable seems only to be set "only
if local", whatever that means.
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