Antoon Pardon wrote:

> 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.

You might combine shlex and glob:

def parse_and_expand(s):
    parts = shlex.split(s)
    expanded = []
    for part in parts:
        matches = glob.glob(part)
        if matches:
    return expanded


Reply via email to