Fix Python – Call Python script from bash with argument


Asked By – Jimmy

I know that I can run a python script from my bash script using the following:


But what about if I wanted to pass a variable / argument to my python script from my bash script. How can I do that?

Basically bash will work out a filename and then python will upload it, but I need to send the filename from bash to python when I call it.

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To execute a python script in a bash script you need to call the same command that you would within a terminal. For instance

> python var1 var2

To access these variables within python you will need

import sys
print(sys.argv[0]) # prints
print(sys.argv[1]) # prints var1
print(sys.argv[2]) # prints var2

This question is answered By – iamthedrake

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