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Pass bash variable to python

How can I pass bash Variable to python script.
Code:
bash.sh
while read -r db
do
Printf  "%s\n" ${db} "Found"
done < path/to/file.txt

file.txt
db1
db2
db3

python.py
print(${db}_tables.replicate.fix)

# 2  
You can simply pass the variable value as a command line argument:-
Code:
python.py "${db}"

In you python program, you can use the sys.argv to accept and use argument:-
Code:
import sys

if len(sys.argv) == 1:
    print "Usage: python.py <argument>"
else:
    # use sys.argv[1]

# 3  
You could modify this method to suit your needs...
Code:
# get_variable_from_external_command.py

# # with subprocess

# import subprocess
# proc = subprocess.Popen(['ls', '-l'], stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
# out, err = proc.communicate()
# print(out)

# # without subprocess
# This method works with any Python from Version 1.4.0 to the current 3.8.0.

import os

filelist = os.popen("ls -l")
text = filelist.read()
filelist.close()
print(text)

EDIT:
'Printf' in your code should read 'printf'...

Last edited by wisecracker; 12-10-2019 at 01:37 PM.. Reason: Mention Printf...
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