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What does -m, -c, python, nltk.downloader stand for in the below mentioned script?

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SCRIPT SAMPLE: 1.$ python -m nltk.downloader twitter_samples 2.$ python -c “import nltk; print(nltk.version)”


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Hello,

The -m flag searches the sys.path for the named module and executes its contents as the __main__ module. Here’s a link to the official documentation that goes into more details about the -m flag:

https://docs.python.org/3/using/cmdline.html#cmdoption-m

The -c flag executes the Python code in command. A command can be one or more statements separated by newlines, with significant leading whitespace as in normal module code. Here’s a link to the official documentation:

https://docs.python.org/3/using/cmdline.html#cmdoption-c

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby