Redirect os.system output

Kent Johnson kent37 at
Sat Oct 22 00:40:57 CEST 2005

jas wrote:
> I would like to redirect the output from os.system to a variable, but
> am having trouble.  I tried using os.popen(..).read() ...but that
> doesn't give me exactly what i want.

Here is an example using subprocess:


> ..this is windows by the way.
> For example:
> tmp = os.popen("hostname").read()
> as expected.
> however,
> tmp = os.popen("cmd").read()
> ...i would like to have access to the cmd process...i.e. enter commands
> like a normal command line. os.system() allows this, but i dont want
> output to the screen..i wanna store it to a variable.  then send
> content of variable elsewhere,  receive more input and submit it.
> almost emulate the windows command prompt.
> any ideas?

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