line to argv transformation

Discussion in 'Python' started by Antoon Pardon, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. I am looking for an interface that takes a string as argument. The
    string is to be treated as if it is a command line and transformed into
    an argv list.

    "ls file" -> ['ls', 'file']
    "ls *.py" -> ['ls', '', '', ...]
    "ls '*.py'" -> ['ls', '*.py']

    Does something like this already exist? I looked around but seem to find
    only things only partially do things like this, like shlex.split.
    Antoon Pardon, Jun 16, 2014
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