executing an external app

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.com
Wed Jan 28 22:29:42 CET 2004

In article <GJVRb.5895738$be.962461 at news.easynews.com>,
Joe Francia  <usenet at -OBFUSCATION-joefrancia.com> wrote:
>Joseph Krauze wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a simple question which I cannot solve (relatively new to Python).
>> I want to write a script that executes an application on the go.  I looked
>> into the exec*e() calls but the problem there is that they do not return.
>> I also looked into execfile() but here the PATH is not taken into account
>> and I couldn't figure out to pass the file that's executed arguments.
>> So, is there a simple way to execute an external app?
>> i.e. execvpe('cat', 'myFile') - this will not return
>> Thanks,
>> Joseph
>Look at os.spawn* or os.popen*
And os.system().  And commands.getoutput().

Cameron Laird <claird at phaseit.net>
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