How to detect EOF from a stream ?
t_therkelsen at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 27 20:28:37 CEST 2002
> " import popen2, sys
> " fromP, toP = popen2.popen2('<cmd>')
> " char = '#'
> " while 1:
> " for char in fromP.read(1):
> " sys.stdout.softspace=0
> " charOrd = ord(char)
> " print char, charOrd
> " print
> " print 'OK sortie de boucle'
> I don't get the EOF because my program hangs. I'd like to be
> able to address the EOF character, and get rid of the hanging
> of my program: what should I do ? How should I write my
> condition on the 'while 1:' line ? And is it possible to
> trap the end of my stream just like in Java with this '-1'
> value ??
> Thanks a lot !
>From the standard docs on the File Object's read() method
"An empty string is returned when EOF is encountered
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