The shlex Module

The shlex module provides a simple lexer (also known as tokenizer) for languages based on the Unix shell syntax. Its use is demonstrated in Example 5-19.

Example 5-19. Using the shlex Module

File: shlex-example-1.py

import shlex

lexer = shlex.shlex(open("samples/sample.netrc", "r"))
lexer.wordchars = lexer.wordchars + "._"

while 1:
 token = lexer.get_token()
 if not token:
 break
 print repr(token)

'machine'
'secret.fbi'
'login'
'mulder'
'password'
'trustno1'
'machine'
'non.secret.fbi'
'login'
'scully'
'password'
'noway'

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Python Standard Library
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ISBN: 0596000960
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2000
Pages: 252
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