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run a .py script with cmd line args

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i have a python text editor program(script) that i would like to run
when a user clicks on .txt files.
how do i run my script from windows,
and send the filename to my script, so that my script can do:

if len(sys.argv) 1:
try:
self.LoadFile(sys.argv[1]) # load text into editor
except:
pass

Aug 12 '08 #1
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On Aug 12, 2:20*pm, r <rt8...@gmail.comwrote:
i have a python text editor program(script) that i would like to run
when a user clicks on .txt files.
how do i run my script from windows,
and send the filename to my script, so that my script can do:

if len(sys.argv) 1:
* * try:
* * * * *self.LoadFile(sys.argv[1]) *# load text into editor
* * except:
* * * * pass

The following thread explains one way to do it:

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ch/004360.html

You may also find the mimetypes module helpful:

http://docs.python.org/lib/module-mimetypes.html

Mike
Aug 12 '08 #2

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En Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:34:13 -0300, Mike Driscoll <ky******@gmail.com>
escribió:
On Aug 12, 2:20*pm, r <rt8...@gmail.comwrote:
>i have a python text editor program(script) that i would like to run
when a user clicks on .txt files.
how do i run my script from windows,
and send the filename to my script, so that my script can do:

if len(sys.argv) 1:
* * try:
* * * * *self.LoadFile(sys.argv[1]) *# load text into editor
* * except:
* * * * pass


The following thread explains one way to do it:

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...ch/004360.html
Instead of directly writing to the Windows registry, you can also execute
these two commands:

assoc .foo=Foo.File
ftype Foo.File=c:\path\to\python.exe c:\path\to\script.py "%1" %*

They work on every non-prehistoric Windows version...

(replace foo with the desired extension - I would *NOT* use txt!)

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Gabriel Genellina

Aug 13 '08 #3

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