[IPython-dev] Anyone done anything like this before?

Aron Ahmadia aron at ahmadia.net
Tue Oct 2 15:47:00 EDT 2012

Absolutely, you want the subprocess module, and in particular, the
subprocess.communicate() method.


This is core Python functionality, but it wil work from IPython as well.


On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 10:43 PM, David Quigley <dpquigl at davequigley.com>wrote:

> I want to use ipython as a shell which will receive commands and then
> task a process to do things. The trick here is that I want to start the
> process from within ipython and monitor its stdin/stdout for commands.
> It is a message passing interface so events will come in async and I
> need the shell to be able to handle them. Is there something similar to
> this out there somewhere that I can look at for inspiration? Is this
> even possible?
> Dave
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