String to array as command line


#1

Hello,

I can’t find a function that takes a string as an input, parses it and
returns an array in the exactly same way as command line is parsed into
ARGV array variable.
Could you give me a hint?

Thanks in advance
Lubos


#2

On Mar 26, 2006, at 6:03 PM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hello,

I can’t find a function that takes a string as an input, parses it and
returns an array in the exactly same way as command line is parsed
into
ARGV array variable.
Could you give me a hint?

Thanks in advance
Lubos

require ‘shellwords’
args = Shellwords.shellwords(‘foo\ bar “another shellword”’) # =>
[“foo bar”, “another shellword”]

– Daniel


#3

On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Daniel H. wrote:

Thanks in advance
Lubos

require ‘shellwords’
args = Shellwords.shellwords(‘foo\ bar “another shellword”’) # => [“foo bar”,
“another shellword”]

– Daniel

but that will only be similar to sh-like shells. i think a portable way
to do
it would be

harp:~ > cat a.rb
def command_line string
Marshal::load(IO::popen(“ruby -r yaml -e’ print Marshal::dump(ARGV)
’ #{ string }”){|io| io.read})
end

p command_line(’ foo bar foobar ‘)
p command_line(’ “foo bar” “foobar” ‘)
p command_line(’ foo $bar ‘)
p command_line(’ foo “$bar” ')
p command_line(" foo ‘$bar’ ")

harp:~ > ruby a.rb
[“foo”, “bar”, “foobar”]
[“foo bar”, “foobar”]
[“foo”]
[“foo”, “”]
[“foo”, “$bar”]

this may be overkill but it should work regardless of the shell in use.

-a


#4

Thank you…
The behavior is not exactly the same (at least on Win) but I think I
can live with it ;-)…

Lubos

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
ARGV.each {|ch|
puts ch
}
puts ‘********’
args = Shellwords.shellwords(’-v “”\"’)
args.each {|ch|
puts ch
}
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

prog.rb -v “”\" “foo\ bar” “another shellword”
-v
"\


c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/shellwords.rb:39:in shellwords': Unmatched double quote: (ArgumentError) from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/shellwords.rb:35:inloop’
from c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/shellwords.rb:35:in `shellwords’


#5

The following error raised:

test.rb:503:in `load’: incompatible marshal file format (can’t
be read) (TypeError) format version 4.8 required; 114.117 given

I use:

ruby --version
ruby 1.8.2 (2004-12-25) [i386-mswin32]

Could this be a problem?

L.


#6

I have found the problem:
the correct version is :

def command_line string
Marshal::load(IO::popen(“ruby -r yaml -e’ print
Marshal::dump(ARGV) ’ – #{ string }”){|io| io.read})
end

the problem was that I put the “-v” parameter in the string and it was
used by ruby itself and thus destroyed the marshaled stream…
the added “–” parametr avoid this behavior.

Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for…


#7

On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, lubos wrote:

the added “–” parametr avoid this behavior.

Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for…

ah - yes - good catch. i guess it goes without saying that this is
somewhat
expensive… but it should be portable. about the only other thing
would be
to dynamically determine which ruby to run instead of relying on the
PATH
setting

require “yaml”
require “rbconfig”

def command_line string
cline = lambda{|ruby| Marshal::load(IO::popen("#{ ruby } -r yaml
-e’ print Marshal::dump(ARGV) ’ – #{ string }"){|io| io.read}) }
c = ::Config::CONFIG
ruby = File::join(c[“bindir”], c[“ruby_install_name”]) <<
c[“EXEEXT”]
begin
cline[ruby] # don’t depend on PATH
rescue
cline[“ruby”] # depend on PATH as fallback
end
end

regards.

-a