running a dos program and catching the output

Guy Robinson guy at
Sun Nov 30 08:41:13 CET 2003


This works and correctly outputs the file out2.dwf

import os
test = os.popen("rewrite.exe test.dwf out2.dwf /a")

for L in test.readlines():
     print L

this prints the statistics from the translation.

The things is I want to capture the output file for further processing. 
I tried this:

infile = 'test.dwf'
outfile = 'out3.dwf'


And it doesn't work, what am I doing wrong? The dos box disappears too 
qucikly to see what the error is and ideally I don't want to see a dos 
box anyway.



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