python get args from command line code example

Example 1: python get command line arguments

import sys
print("This is the name of the script:", sys.argv[0])
print("Number of arguments:", len(sys.argv))
print("The arguments are:" , str(sys.argv))

#Example output
#This is the name of the script:
#Number of arguments in: 3
#The arguments are: ['', 'arg1', 'arg2']

Example 2: pass argument to a py file

import sys

def hello(a,b):
    print "hello and that's your sum:", a + b

if __name__ == "__main__":
    a = int(sys.argv[1])
    b = int(sys.argv[2])
    hello(a, b)
# If you type : py 1 5
# It should give you "hello and that's your sum:6"

Example 3: read argument from terminal


import sys

print 'Number of arguments:', len(sys.argv), 'arguments.'
print 'Argument List:', str(sys.argv)

# $ python arg1 arg2 arg3

#Number of arguments: 4 arguments.
#Argument List: ['', 'arg1', 'arg2', 'arg3']

Example 4: python command line argument list try

1 #
 2 import sys
 4 print(f"Name of the script      : {sys.argv[0]=}")
 5 print(f"Arguments of the script : {sys.argv[1:]=}")

Example 5: cli args python

import argparse

parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='Process some integers.')
parser.add_argument('integers', metavar='N', type=int, nargs='+',
                   help='an integer for the accumulator')
parser.add_argument('--sum', dest='accumulate', action='store_const',
                   const=sum, default=max,
                   help='sum the integers (default: find the max)')

args = parser.parse_args()