I want to add list of mp3 files to iTunes via a applescript. The list of files is generated in python, where I also construct the applescripts. Here one example:
osascript -e tell application "iTunes" ...
to add POSIX file "SomeMP3FileWithSpecialCharacters"!$%&$.mp3"
But if the file name contains special characters, it does not work. I think I have to escape the filenames in Python for applescript. So how would I do that the most pythonic way?
One thing you might want to try would be to cast your entire path to a string:
If that doesn't work, probably the next easiest way would be to use python's regular expressions module like so:
>>> import re >>> re.escape('filepath_with_bad_characters!//%') 'filepath\\_with\\_bad\\_characters\\!\\/\\/\\%'
Alternately, you could use
re.sub to only escape certain characters. The re module documentation has more information.