Shell command

Gerhard Häring gh_pythonlist at gmx.de
Tue Feb 12 10:52:09 CET 2002


Le 12/02/02 à 04:45, William Park écrivit:
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 10:35:21AM +0100, DelPiccolo Ivano wrote:
> > How can I do to launch a command in my python script ?
> > example : I want to launch the command : rm test.txt
> 
> os.system('rm test.txt')

Yep. But instead of most of that "simple" shell commands you can use
Python functions in the os and shutil modules, for example:

    os.unlink("test.txt")       # Remove the file

This is a little bit faster then executing a seperate shell process, and
looking into these modules is quite informative :-)

Gerhard
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