exsh error inside imported file

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I am working on a couple of python scripts. So far everything is working as planned, however I'm getting an error when I try to create multiple files that can be imported (instead of one big file). Below I will give 2 example files and the error that I'm getting.

File Name: ImportedFile.py

def showVlan():
exsh.clicmd('show vlan', xml=True)

File Name: main.py

import importedFile

if __name__ == '__main__':


Both files are in /usr/local/cfg. When I run main.py I get the following error:

Slot-1.21 # run script main.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/config/main.py", line 6, in
File "/config/importedFile.py", line 4, in showVlan
exsh.clicmd('show vlan', xml=True)
NameError: global name 'exsh' is not defined

Is it not possible to run exsh from an imported file?
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Posted 2 years ago

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You will have to add:
import exsh
to ImportedFile.py

exsh is automatically included in the file specified by run script file.py,
but must be explicitly imported beyond that.
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I think you need to define a variable that can store the output of the command output, otherwise where does all that output go when it is retrieved?
variable = exsh.clicmd(<exos_command, args>)
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@Dave Hammers

Sorry for the late reply, but the import is what I was missing. Didn't know it was explicitly imported.