[New-bugs-announce] [issue32490] subprocess: duplicate filename in exception message

Jakub Wilk report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jan 3 16:34:31 EST 2018

New submission from Jakub Wilk <jwilk at jwilk.net>:

Python 3.6.4 (default, Jan  3 2018, 21:10:22) 
[GCC 4.8.4] on linux
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>>> import subprocess
>>> subprocess.call('nonexistent')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/subprocess.py", line 267, in call
    with Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs) as p:
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/subprocess.py", line 709, in __init__
    restore_signals, start_new_session)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/subprocess.py", line 1344, in _execute_child
    raise child_exception_type(errno_num, err_msg, err_filename)
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'nonexistent': 'nonexistent'

Note that the name of the missing file is mentioned twice in the error message.
(Strictly speaking it's once in the message, and once in the filename attribute, but for a casual observer, the effect is the same.)

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 309438
nosy: jwilk
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: subprocess: duplicate filename in exception message
type: behavior

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