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A straight port of glib/gshell.c to Python

Project description

A port of GLib's gshell.c to Python 3.


You should be able to install this via pypi in your environment of choice:

pip install

You can then use it by importing from gshell:

from gshell import g_shell_parse_argv, g_shell_quote, g_shell_unquote


I haven't found a nice way to turn the docstrings in into a simple markdown document - sphinx is incredibly overkill and won't output markdown! So for now I'd encourage you to read the docstrings in the source code.

Development and Tests

I use Conda for development. You can create an environment using the included environment.yml file by running conda env create, and then running conda activate

Tasks are via make, and include test, lint, clean, package and publish.


This library is available via the same license as GLib, which is the LGPL 2.1 or later. See the COPYING file for more details.

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