modifying os.environ

Michael Hudson mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Apr 19 20:05:16 CEST 2000


quinn at euro.ugcs.caltech.edu (Quinn Dunkan) writes:

> I do need the shell's useful things, and the system() commands are
> constants, so things should be pretty bulletproof as long as the
> environment is also constant, right?  But it *would* be useful to
> have a spawn() or run() or something builtin which does a proper
> vfork/exec with no subshell involved.  I often find myself writing
> one of those.

The time machine's got that one too:

os.spawnlp(os.P_WAIT,"ls","ls")

This will be 1.6.  No docstrings yet... mmm.

HTH,
Michael

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