[Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Doc/lib libsubprocess.tex, 1.4, 1.5

astrand at users.sourceforge.net astrand at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jan 1 10:36:38 CET 2005

Update of /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Doc/lib
In directory sc8-pr-cvs1.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv24099/Doc/lib

Modified Files:
Log Message:
New subprocess utility function: check_call. Closes #1071764.

Index: libsubprocess.tex
RCS file: /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Doc/lib/libsubprocess.tex,v
retrieving revision 1.4
retrieving revision 1.5
diff -u -d -r1.4 -r1.5
--- libsubprocess.tex	5 Dec 2004 20:15:36 -0000	1.4
+++ libsubprocess.tex	1 Jan 2005 09:36:35 -0000	1.5
@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@
 \subsubsection{Convenience Functions}
-This module also defines one shortcut function:
+This module also defines two shortcut functions:
 \begin{funcdesc}{call}{*popenargs, **kwargs}
 Run command with arguments.  Wait for command to complete, then
@@ -133,6 +133,18 @@
+\begin{funcdesc}{check_call}{*popenargs, **kwargs}
+Run command with arguments.  Wait for command to complete. If the exit
+code was zero then return, otherwise raise CalledProcessError.  The
+CalledProcessError object will have the return code in the
+\member{errno} attribute.
+The arguments are the same as for the Popen constructor.  Example:
+    check_call(["ls", "-l"])
@@ -149,6 +161,10 @@
 A \exception{ValueError} will be raised if \class{Popen} is called
 with invalid arguments.
+check_call() will raise \exception{CalledProcessError}, which is a
+subclass of \exception{OSError}, if the called process returns a
+non-zero return code.

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