ABSP, Ch 8, Practice Project #1

My solution to the Practice Project #1 in Chapter 8 of the excellent book “Automate the Boring Stuff with Python” (ABSP)

#! usr/bin/env python3
# by lorenzo - 17/08/2017
# mcb.pyw - Saves, deletes and loads pieces of text to the clipboard.
# Usage: python3 mcb.pyw save <keyword> - Saves clipboard to keyword.
#        python3 mcb.pyw <keyword> - Loads keyword to clipboard.
#        python3 mcb.pyw list - Loads all keywords to clipboard.
#        python3 mcb.pyw delete <keyword> - Delete keyword from clipboard
#        python3 mcb.pyw delete - Delete all keywords from clipboard

import shelve, pyperclip, sys

mcbShelf = shelve.open('mcb')

# Save clipboard content.
if len(sys.argv) == 3:
    if sys.argv[1].lower() == 'save':
        mcbShelf[sys.argv[2]] = pyperclip.paste()
    elif sys.argv[1].lower() == 'delete':
        del mcbShelf[sys.argv[2]]

elif len(sys.argv) == 2:
# List keywords and load content.
    if sys.argv[1].lower() == 'list':
    if sys.argv[1].lower() == 'delete':
    elif sys.argv[1] in mcbShelf:


Comments about the code are welcome.

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