Posted By: Teifion
How do I have a Python script that a) can accept user input and how do I make it b) read in arguments if run from the command line?
To read user input you can try the
cmd module for easily creating a mini-command line interpreter (with help texts and autocompletion) and
input for Python 3+) for reading a line of text from the user.
text = raw_input("prompt") # Python 2 text = input("prompt") # Python 3
Command line inputs are in
sys.argv. Try this in your script:
import sys print (sys.argv)
There are two modules for parsing command line options:
(deprecated since Python 2.7, use
argparse instead) and
getopt. If you just want to input files to your script, behold the power of
The Python library reference is your friend.