Python subprocess print command with arguments

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Using the command string, parse command into a list of arguments.

$ python >>> import shlex >>> cmd = '/usr/bin/binary -v --recursive --exclude=".git"' >>> shlex.split(cmd) ['/usr/bin/binary', '-v', '--recursive', '--exclude=.git']

Using a list of arguments, reconstruct the command executed into a string.

$ python >>> import subprocess >>> cmd_list = ['/usr/bin/binary', '-v', '--recursive', '--exclude=.git'] >>> subprocess.list2cmdline(cmd_list) '/usr/bin/binary -v --recursive --exclude=.git'