Getting output from external programs...

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.us
Mon Jun 19 04:44:46 CEST 2006


In article <mailman.7187.1150675222.27775.python-list at python.org>,
Ten  <runlevelten at gmail.com> wrote:
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>You can do this in various ways, ranging from the very simple and not very good
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>from commands import getoutput
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>x=getoutput(command)
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>- to your more common and better popens.
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>ie:
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>import popen2
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>(stdOut, stdIn) = popen2.popen4(command)
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>x=stdOut.readlines()
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>- asynchronously if appropriate.
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>How are you running the command at the moment?
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Why deprecate commands.getoutput()?  Are you merely
observing that it's applicable in fewer circumstances?



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