[New-bugs-announce] [issue14616] subprocess docs should mention pipes.quote/shlex.quote

Éric Araujo report at bugs.python.org
Wed Apr 18 19:12:37 CEST 2012

New submission from Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org>:

The warning at http://docs.python.org/library/subprocess#frequently-used-arguments should IMO recommend using shlex.quote.  Even if it strongly advises against using shell=True, there are people who need or want to use it, so let’s give them a pointer to the quote function.

For older versions, I think we should talk about pipes.quote; even if it’s not documented in library/pipes, it is there, it is known and it is used, so I see no harm in mentioning it (with due mention that it’s only semi-official and that it becomes public in 3.3).

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 158641
nosy: docs at python, eric.araujo
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: subprocess docs should mention pipes.quote/shlex.quote
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.2, Python 3.3

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