Running shell programs from Python
garry at sage.att.com
Fri Apr 28 15:44:41 CEST 2000
Grant Edwards wrote:
> In article <390485A8.B5ADAAE9 at sage.att.com>, Garry Hodgson wrote:
> >Donn Cave wrote:
> >> The references are mainly UNIX man pages pipe(2), fork(2), fcntl(2)
> >> (look for dup2), exec(2) and wait(2).
> >> Basically, the sequence is repeat ( open pipes, fork, close pipes )
> >> After a fork, the parent and child both have both ends of each pipe
> >> open, and it's important to close the unused "write" ends so the
> >> pipe will generate an EOF when its real writer exits.
> >i've always been curious why this wasn't encapsulated as a single
> >command in the os module. i use it infrequently enough that i always
> >need to go look the idiom, or skip it for simpler things. seems like
> >a single command that returned a process id, and a pair of file
> >descriptors would have lots of uses.
> You mean like popen2?
well...yeah, kinda like that, except...
uhhhh...one that i'd know about.
thanks for the clue. i needed one.
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