Posted By: Anonymous
I want to run a Python script from another Python script. I want to pass variables like I would using the command line.
For example, I would run my first script that would iterate through a list of values (0,1,2,3) and pass those to the 2nd script
script2.py 0 then
script2.py 1, etc.
I found Stack Overflow question 1186789 which is a similar question, but ars’s answer calls a function, where as I want to run the whole script, not just a function, and balpha’s answer calls the script but with no arguments. I changed this to something like the below as a test:
But it is not accepting variables properly. When I print out the
sys.argv in script2.py it is the original command call to first script “[‘C:script1.py’].
I don’t really want to change the original script (i.e. script2.py in my example) since I don’t own it.
I figure there must be a way to do this; I am just confused how you do it.
execfile is different because it is designed to run a sequence of Python statements in the current execution context. That’s why
sys.argv didn’t change for you.