[Tutor] how to do "bash here"
python-tutor at ml03q3.pinguin.uni.cc
Mon Nov 17 14:50:11 EST 2003
Am Montag, 17. November 2003 07:05 schrieb Danny Yoo:
> > I try to learn python by writing working bash-scripts in python. How can
> > I do a bash-syntax like this with python:
> > mysql --host=$MYSQLHOST -A --user=$MYSQLUSER --password=$MYSQLPWD
> > $MYSQLDB <<END_OF_SQLINPUT | sed '1,/^export/d' > "$FDIMPORT"
> > $MYSQLEXPORTCMDFD
> > END_OF_SQLINPUT
> Hmmm, nice shell command! One thing you may need to fix, though, is the
> variable interpolation: passwords, too, can potentially contain spaces, so
> you need to protect those shell variables with quotes, just like how you
> protected $FDIMPORT.
Thanks for this hint, but in this case $MYSQLPWD is nothing more than a
> Anyway, you may find the os.popen() command useful to simulate the "pipes"
> that the Unix shell gives us:
> And that should take care of it. But instead of doing a literal
> translation, it might be more educational to take advantage of the tools
> that Python provides. Otherwise, you'll probably only learn how to use
> os.popen() well. *grin*
I would like to do my shellscrips with python as an exercise only. I don't
want to replace my shellscripts with pythonscripts!
> If you have more questions, please feel free to ask. Good luck to you!
Thanks a lot! The reaseon why I came to python, is to build a mysql-frontend
with a GUI and I think I have to be more familiar with python, before I start
Any hints/links are welcome. As a next step I will have a look at pythoncard.
But first, I have to compile wxPythonSrc-184.108.40.206.tar.gz, because the rpm,
which is included in the SuSE 8.2 distro is too old.
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