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'''
Simulates a console call to >python -m module|file [args]
Used for running standard library python modules such as:
SimpleHTTPServer, unittest and .py files.
[&] will run the module/file in the background
usage:
python -m module_name [args]
python python_file.py [args]
'''
import runpy
import sys
import threading
run_as_thread = False
run_as_module = False
class ModuleThread(threading.Thread):
def __init__(self,module,name):
self.is_module = module
self.module_name = name
threading.Thread.__init__(self)
def run(self):
if self.is_module:
runpy.run_module(self.module_name, run_name='__main__')
else:
runpy.run_path(self.module_name, run_name='__main__')
#Check for & to run as thread
if sys.argv[len(sys.argv)-1]=='&':
sys.argv.pop()
run_as_thread=True
#Check to run as module
if sys.argv[1] == '-m' and len(sys.argv)>=3:
run_as_module = True
sys.argv.pop(1)
#make sure enough args are present
if len(sys.argv) < 2:
print 'Usage: python [-m] file|module [args] [&]'
sys.exit()
module_name = sys.argv[1]
sys.argv.pop(1)
if run_as_module:
try:
#os.chdir('../..')
if run_as_thread:
ModuleThread(True,module_name).start()
else:
runpy.run_module(module_name, run_name='__main__')
except ImportError, e:
print 'ImportError: '+str(e)
else:
try:
if run_as_thread:
ModuleThread(False,module_name).start()
else:
runpy.run_path(module_name, run_name='__main__')
except Exception, e:
print 'Error: '+ str(e)
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