Simple question for all of you python gurus

Jeremy Sanders jeremy+plusnews at
Fri Feb 27 11:23:57 CET 2004

On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 23:14:33 +0000, Cameron Laird wrote:

>   os.chdir("/home/%s/.tmda/pending" % userid)
>   li = os.popen(...

Wouldn't something like this also work?

li = os.popen('/bin/sh -c "cd /home/%s; /usr/bin/grep -i %s blah"')

This has the advantage that the current directory of the Python program
doesn't change.


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