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One-liner to syntax check a Python script

It's always bothered me that PHP has php -l to do a quick syntax check of a file and there wasn't an equivalent in Python.

And then I came across this gem of a one-liner:

python -c "compile(open('').read(), '', 'exec')"

Just change to the name of your script and off you go.

Here's a little Bash script that make it easier to use:

#!/bin/bashif [ -f $1 ]then    python -c "compile(open('$1').read(), '$1', 'exec')"else    echo "The file $1 was not found."    exit 1fiexit 0