Pat at junk.net
Tue Jan 27 02:02:59 CET 2009
Up until today, I never needed to pass any arguments to a Python program.
I did all the requisite reading and found that I should use optparse
instead of getopt. I read the documentation and since the words
"simple" and "easy" often appeared in the examples and documentation, I
just knew that it would be a snap to implement.
Problem is that all I wanted to do was pass a one flag to the program
"-d", for to enable debug mode. Several hours later I gave up after
optparse complained about every variation I tried.
What does it take to pass single parameter to a program?
http://docs.python.org/library/optparse.html stated that programs always
have options. Is that so? What about "dir /s"?
getopt resolved my immediate need, but I would like to know how one
could use optparse to extract out the options from something like "dir
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