Fix Python – Compile (but do not run) a Python script [duplicate]

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Asked By – asmeurer

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How can I check the syntax of Python script without executing it?

How do I compile a Python script without running it? I just want to check the script for syntax errors. I was hoping for a simple command line switch, but I didn’t see anything in python --help. I’d like an answer for both Python 2 and Python 3.

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py_compile — Compile Python source files

import py_compile
py_compile.compile('my_script.py')

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