If it won't be simple, it simply won't be. [Hire me, source code] by Miki Tebeka, CEO, 353Solutions

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Script Template

Sorry for the long delay, times are interesting around here.

Since many of my scripts share the same structure, I have a little template that I use for new scripts. I have a makepy command that copies this template to a new script.

#!/usr/bin/env python
''' '''

# Miki Tebeka

def main(argv=None):
if argv is None:
import sys
argv = sys.argv

from optparse import OptionParser

parser = OptionParser("usage: %prog ")

opts, args = parser.parse_args(argv[1:])
if len(args) != 1:
parser.error("wrong number of arguments") # Will exit

if __name__ == "__main__":

As you can see, there is a place holder for the script documentation string. There is also a main function (inspired by Guido) and also a template for calling optparse command line parser module (most of my scripts take one argument, so this is the default).

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