John W. Baxter jwbnews at scandaroon.com
Mon Dec 25 13:53:26 EST 2000

In article <mailman.977727428.19738.python-list at python.org>, Moshe 
Zadka <moshez at zadka.site.co.il> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Dec 2000, "deadmeat" <root@[]> wrote:
> > How to I execute an external program without replacing the Python
> > interpreter? I want control to return to Python when the external 
> > program is
> > completed. I still want stdio to go to the console not to a pipe if
> > possible.
> Quite possibly, you'd want os.system, and os.popen.
> Or, you might want to work on a lower level with os.fork/os.exec/os.open.

Or, moving to a higher level, there is the commands module, which wraps 
those things mentioned above.  I tend to be lazy and use that.


John W. Baxter   Port Ludlow, WA USA  jwbnews at scandaroon.com

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