Steve Brown Steve Brown - 3 months ago 18
Python Question

How can I print all arguments passed to a python script?

How can I print all arguments passed to a python script?

This is what I was trying:

#!/usr/bin/python
print(sys.argv[1:]);


update

How can I save them to a file?

#!/usr/bin/python
import sys
print sys.argv[1:]
file = open("/tmp/test.txt", "w")
file.write(sys.argv[1:])


I get

TypeError: expected a character buffer object

Answer

You'll need to import sys for that to work.

#!/usr/bin/python

import sys
print  sys.argv[1:]

Example

:/tmp% cat foo.py
#!/usr/bin/python

import sys
print (sys.argv[1:]);

:/tmp% python foo.py 'hello world' arg3 arg4 arg5
['hello world', 'arg3', 'arg4', 'arg5']
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