[Python-Dev] A better popen2

Moore, Paul Paul.Moore at atosorigin.com
Fri Jun 25 04:44:31 EDT 2004

From: P at draigBrady.com
> I've written a couple of apps that required
> running a command and grabbing the output,
> and I've found the existing interfaces problematic for this.

You're not the only one who has found this. Have a look at PEP 324.

> Therefore I bit the bullet and wrote my own,
> with as simple an interface as I thought possible:
> http://www.pixelbeat.org/libs/subProcess.py

> Perhaps this could be included in commands.py for e.g.?

As it stands, this looks like it is Unix-only, which would probably
be an issue for a standard library function.


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