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I wrote a python programme, that accept I pass an argument inside it. But when I pass a very very long, it automatically shorten my argument. How can I fix it? Thanks.

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Can you show us the argument? – Simon Sheehan Dec 20 '11 at 4:21

Put all of the arguments in a text file, one per line. Then,

xargs python myprogram.py < argslist.txt

xargs reads in a list of tab, newline, or space-delimited arguments from standard in, and then feeds it to the utility to be executed after additional arguments on the command line.

So where here we have xargs utility arg1 < extraArgs.txt, xargs is going to execute utility, pass arg1 as the first argument and then since we are redirecting the contents of extraArgs.txt to xargs' standard in stream, it will append the arguments after arg1.

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