How to simulate a TTY with popen2?

Cameron Laird claird at
Thu Mar 11 01:08:30 CET 2004

In article <c2o6pe$dn8$1 at>,
Tiziano Bettio  <tbettio at> wrote:
>Hi Everybody,
>I'm stuck trying to write a python module for the vlc videoplayer on 
>linux ( I'm using the popen2 module to open a 
>pipe to the program. If I open the vlc player in a shell it recognizes 
>that I'm running it from a TTY.
>Same command with popen2-4 and the vlc doesn't seem to find a TTY so it 
>tries to open a gui and fails resulting in ending itself.
>So here's my question:
>Is there a way to open a pipe in python imitating a TTY or am I doing 
>something completely wrong?
>Greetz TC

Is Pexpect <URL: > exactly what you want?

Cameron Laird <claird at>

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