execute command in CURRENT shell

Rich Drewes pydrew01 at interstice.com
Fri Aug 8 21:46:26 CEST 2003

Rob Williscroft wrote:

>Valentine Kouznetsov wrote in news:ec6d1a16.0308080828.367f6b54
>>simple question, how to execute command in current shell, not in
execl() will execute a new program in the current process, replacing the 
current process.  It obviously cannot return back to Python.  See 
http://www.python.org/doc/2.2/lib/os-process.html .

spawnl() will execute a new program in a new process, but it does not 
invoke a new *shell*.  It allows you to completely specify the 
environment, so this may also do what you want.  Unlike execl() you can 
return to Python after the subprocess is complete.


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