Doesn't anybody write to paper anymore?

Hernan M. Foffani hernanf at
Sun Apr 16 14:24:38 EDT 2000

In article <38F94701.CA52FDBB at>,
  Albert Wagner <alwagner at> wrote:
>......Just one follow-up:  The
> docs say that os.popen() is "unreliable on Windows."  Is this still
> in 1.5?  And if so, is there an alternate implementation for
windows?  I
> run on Redhat6.1 Linux at home but need to port to windows98 for work.

Well, there is a reliable "os.popen()" for windows around there. But if
you want to print in windows from python, that will be useless. Unless
you've got a "lpr" for windows (?)
The quick way: output to a text file, then run "notepad /p filename".
The advanced way: use the win32 module from pyhton.


Hernán Martínez Foffani
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