Read/Write from/to a process

jas codecraig at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 16:20:42 CEST 2005


Hi,
  I would like to start a new process and be able to read/write from/to
it.  I have tried things like...

import subprocess as sp
p = sp.Popen("cmd.exe", stdout=sp.PIPE)
p.stdin.write("hostname\n")

however, it doesn't seem to work.  I think the cmd.exe is catching it.

I also tried
f = open("out.txt", "w")
sys.stdout = f
os.system("cmd.exe")

..but out.txt didn't contain any output from cmd.exe

So, how can I create a process (in this case, cmd.exe) on Windows and
be able to read/write from/to it?

Thanks




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