SNQ: stdin with both a pipe and keyboard
pedro_rodriguez at club-internet.fr
Wed Jan 22 08:53:00 CET 2003
On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 22:43:33 +0100, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> Michael Ressler fed this fish to the penguins on Tuesday 21 January 2003
> 11:35 am:
>> I've been using sys.stdin.read() to suck in the data, but if I then use
>> raw_input() or something like it to ask for the filename, I get an EOF
>> error; like raw_input() was already expecting the keyboard text to be
>> there without waiting for it.
> So far as I know, raw_input() reads via sys.stdin -- which means
> it is
> trying to read your pipe which, after the data was already read in is at
> I don't know enough to state if you can close and reopen
> sys.stdin to
> redirect it back to the console.
> Might be easier to design it to read the destination file name
> as a
> command line argument and not prompt for it.
> cat datafile | transfer_file /destinationfilename/
You may also try passing it :
( echo /destinationfilename/ ; cat datafile ) | transfer_file
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