Add a filename in the command line when running a Python script

OR: Run a Python script with arguments You can add arguments to the command line when running python scripts by importing the sys module from Python's standard library and using its argv function. Some examples: A simple script that displays the user name: def main(): name = 'Frodo' print(f'Hello, {name}') if __name__ == "__main__": main() … Continue reading Add a filename in the command line when running a Python script

Check which commands you typed in the command line and don’t repeat yourself!

Recently I needed to repeat a series of long~ish commands in the command line but I never quite memorized them so I ended up resourcing to arrow-up-arrow-up-arrow-up </ad nauseum> until I found the command I was looking for. But there is a better and super simple way: history Typing history in the command line will … Continue reading Check which commands you typed in the command line and don’t repeat yourself!

Docker for development: make local files visible to a container with volume mapping

I wrote a very simple right-to-the-point Docker introduction post if you're new to Docker. If you want to see your code changes applied right away to a running Docker container, you need to make sure to run the container using the share volumes tag: -v (or --volume). The -v tag expects as a parameter the … Continue reading Docker for development: make local files visible to a container with volume mapping