[New-bugs-announce] [issue15962] Windows STDIN/STDOUT Redirection is actually FIXED

Nacsa Kristóf report at bugs.python.org
Tue Sep 18 14:19:54 CEST 2012

New submission from Nacsa Kristóf:

The Python docs faq says that due to a bug in Windows NT's cmd.exe, the output redirection and piping won't work when started from file extension.


This is actually fixed in Windows, but the fix is disabled by default, and you need to enable it in regedit, the keyword is "InheritConsoleHandles".

Proof & Details:

It would be great if the docs could refer to this fix, as the docs is the major source of information for many.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation, Installation, Windows
messages: 170641
nosy: Nacsa.Kristóf, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Windows STDIN/STDOUT Redirection is actually FIXED
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.1, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4

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