[Python-ideas] Add output() helper function to subprocess module

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Thu Apr 4 04:08:14 EDT 2019

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 12:48 AM Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> The check_output() function of the subprocess module raises an
> exception if the process returns a non-zero exit status. This is
> inconvenient for commands such as grep that use the return
> status to indicate something other than success or failure.
> The check_call() function has a companion call(), but here is
> currently no non-checking companion for check_call(). How
> about adding one with a signature such as
> output(args) --> (status, output)

Isn't this already available as: run(args, stdout=PIPE)? Is the object
to the extra typing, or...?


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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