Running External Programs from Within Python

Nuff Said nuffsaid at phreaker.net
Sat Jan 31 22:50:52 CET 2004


On Sat, 31 Jan 2004 11:23:42 -0800, Bob=Moore wrote:

>  
> Can I run (call? exec? eval?) an external program from inside a Python
> program?
> 

Check out os.popen (in all it's variants); e.g. something like
the following will do what you want:

  import os

  stdin, stdout, stderr = os.popen3('your program goes here')
  output = stdout.read()
  errors = stderr.read()
  stdin.close(); stdout.close(); stderr.close()

  ... do something with 'output' and 'errors' ...

HTH / Nuff




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