Returning Values from Bash Scripts

Jorgen Grahn grahn+nntp at
Sun Jan 8 13:54:31 CET 2006

On Sun, 08 Jan 2006 08:57:01 GMT, Tim Roberts <timr at> wrote:
> chakkaradeepcc at wrote:
>>How to execute bash scripts from python (other than using os.popen) and
>>get the values that those bash scripts return.
> Why would you eliminate os.popen?  It is precisely the right way to do
> this.  That's the same interface bash itself uses to execute scripts.
> That is, assuming by "values" you mean the stdout from the script.  If you
> really mean the numerical return code, you can use os.system.

And that's just one "value", of course. And not a very useful one, either --
it's a non-negative integer, with a pretty low max value -- 255 on my
machine. Unless you count the crash return codes.


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