Skylib module containing shell utility functions.

Macros and Functions


Creates a string from a sequence that can be used as a shell array.

For example, shell.array_literal(["a", "b", "c"]) would return the string ("a" "b" "c"), which can be used in a shell script wherever an array literal is needed.

Note that all elements in the array are quoted (using shell.quote) for safety, even if they do not need to be.


A sequence of elements. Elements that are not strings will be converted to strings first, by calling str().


Quotes the given string for use in a shell command.

This function quotes the given string (in case it contains spaces or other shell metacharacters.)


The string to quote.