system call in python

Erik Max Francis max at
Thu Aug 14 08:00:39 CEST 2003

Catherine Yang wrote:

> A question about how to execute a system command from python program.
> e.g.
> in a python script, I need to run another program written in C++, and
> after
> that come back to the same python program.
> Is it the system module, and which function do I use to do this?

os.system, or os.popen, or one of the popen.popen... functions if you
want to collect the output or feed it input.

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