Strange return value from os.system(...) call

Michael Fuhr mfuhr at fuhr.org
Wed Oct 13 06:15:41 CEST 2004


David Scott Williams <xiarcel at optonline.net> writes:

> somevalue=os.system("/path/to/script")
> print "somevalue:"+str(somevalue)
>
> If my script exits with 0, somevalue is 0
> ...if it exits with 1, somevalue is 256

See the documentation for os.system(), os.wait(), and os.WEXITSTATUS():

http://www.python.org/doc/2.3.4/lib/os-process.html

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Michael Fuhr
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