Running External Programs from Within Python

RayS rays at
Sat Jan 31 22:19:17 CET 2004

Hi Dirk,

>That is very easy: popen()
>Check the FAQ and documentation again for popen.

That reminds me, I was asked if you can open a bi-directional pipe to 
control an external console program on Windows. A guy has compiled FORTRAN 
(~4,000 lines of 1980's spaghetti) and wants to add a modern GUI and a 
front end method to check data.
Can you both send commands to, and read STDOUT from, a remote console app?


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