Python Command Line Arguments

Jason Friedman jsf80238 at
Wed Apr 12 22:33:04 EDT 2017

> I have this code which I got from https://www.tutorialspoint.
> com/python/python_command_line_arguments.htm The example works fine but
> when I modify it to what I need, it only half works. The problem is the
> try/except. If you don't specify an input/output, they are blank at the end
> but it shouldn't be.
> import getopt
> import sys

Hello Ian,
I am guessing you are wanting to parse command-line arguments rather than
particularly wanting to use the getopt module.
If I am correct you might want to spend your time instead learning the
argparse module:

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