New to Python; what about #include, extern and function prototypes

David M. Cook davecook at
Sun Mar 7 15:37:25 CET 2004

In article <RGF2c.105804$jf4.6360171 at>, Bo Jacobsen

> By the way, is there an elegant way to read shell program output
> into a variable as in bash: var=$(command1 | command2)

I usually use the commands module:

  import commands

  status, output = commands.getstatusoutput("command1 | command2")
status would be $? in bashese.
Dave Cook

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