Setting Environment Variables

Greg Lindstrom greg.lindstrom at
Wed Oct 20 22:07:17 CEST 2004


I am running python 2.3. on an HP-9000 box running Unix and have a POSIX
script that sets up my production environment.  I would like to run the
script from inside a python routine and pick up the environment variables
but am having trouble getting it done.  Suppose the script is called
setprod.  How can I call this from inside a python script then pick up the
env's later in my program?  I've tried os.system ('setprod') and
os.system('. setprod'), but neither seemed to work.

Thanks for your help,

Greg Lindstrom                                         (501) 975-4859
NovaSys Health                  greg.lindstrom at

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