Re: 'indent'ing Python in windows bat

Discussion in 'Python' started by Dave Angel, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Dave Angel

    Dave Angel Guest

    On 09/18/2012 01:08 AM, Terry Reedy wrote:
    > On 9/17/2012 9:08 PM, David Smith wrote:
    >> Hello, I'm essentially a newbie in Python.
    >> My problem in searching the archives is not knowing what words to use to
    >> ask.
    >>
    >> I'm converting windows bat files little by little to Python 3 as I find
    >> time and learn Python.
    >> The most efficient method for some lines is to call Python like:
    >> python -c "import sys; sys.exit(3)"
    >>
    >> How do I "indent" if I have something like:
    >> if (sR=='Cope'): sys.exit(1) elif (sR=='Perform') sys.exit(2) else
    >> sys.exit(3)

    >
    > Quite aside from whether this is good idea, I believe putting \n
    > followed by spaces or \t in the quoted string should work. It does for
    > exec.
    >


    Don't forget, the OP uses Windows. Last I looked, the cmd processor had
    miserable escaping features. But I could easily be wrong -- I haven't
    used Windows deliberately for quite a while now.



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    DaveA
    Dave Angel, Sep 18, 2012
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