[Python-Dev] "Deprecation" of os.system in favor of subprocess?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 08:00:19 EDT 2018

On Thu, 25 Oct 2018 at 01:34, Calvin Spealman <cspealma at redhat.com> wrote:
> Simply put, there is no valid use case for os.system over subprocess by remaining it must be considered redundant.

They do different things. The warnings against using os.system are
based on "If you don't know whether or not you have the use case that
this exists to handle it's much safer to assume that you don't", not
"This has no valid use cases" (your use case just has to meet the
criteria that makes os.system safe to use - no exposure to untrusted


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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