How to run a dos executable from python

Larry Bates larry.bates at websafe.com
Thu Jan 26 22:12:55 CET 2006


lblr33 wrote:
> I have an executable (e.g. myprog.exe) which takes some set number of
> arguments.
> 
> This command works ok:
> os.system(r"c:\tmp\myprog.exe arg1 arg2 arg3")
> 
> The problem is that the path to the program and the arguments are
> variable at runtime so I need to pass them as arguments.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> 
> 
> 
Take a look at the subprocess module or on older versions of Python
you can use os.spawn.

Larry Bates



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