[New-bugs-announce] [issue10197] subprocess.getoutput fails on win32

jldm report at bugs.python.org
Tue Oct 26 14:19:01 CEST 2010

New submission from jldm <j_l_domenech at yahoo.com>:

Hi, first of all sorry for my English.

On windows XP SP3, the following code:

import subprocess

    '"{" is not recognized as an internal or external command,\noperable program or batch file.'

I made a workaround by changing in the file Lib/subprocess.py the line 574 (I thin in 3.2a3 is 584) (in the getstatusoutput(cmd) function definition) from:
pipe = os.popen('{ ' + cmd + '; } 2>&1', 'r')

pipe = os.popen('( ' + cmd + '; ) 2>&1', 'r')

I have tested it with:

ActivePython (ActiveState Software Inc.) based on
Python 3.1.2 (r312:79147, Mar 22 2010, 12:20:29) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32


Python 3.2a3 (r32a3:85355, Oct 10 2010, 17:11:45) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32

Regards from Spain.
José Luis Domenech

messages: 119605
nosy: jldm
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: subprocess.getoutput fails on win32
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.1, Python 3.2

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