commands.getstatusoutput result is not command line exit value!!!

Donn Cave donn at u.washington.edu
Mon Oct 2 20:04:30 CEST 2006


In article <mailman.1103.1159803852.10491.python-list at python.org>,
 Steve Holden <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote:

> Basically the value you want is shifted up 8 bits. Perhaps I should more 
> understandably have said:
> 
>    12 << 8 == 3072

Or as already suggested in other followups, use os.WEXITSTATUS
(and os.WIFEXITED.)  Not only does this do more precisely the
right thing, it will work on any platform that supports a
POSIX wait -- which doesn't require that exit == status << 8,
only that WEXITSTATUS be able to return that value.

   Donn Cave, donn at u.washington.edu



More information about the Python-list mailing list