os.popen--which one to use?
robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 20:58:48 CEST 2007
Kevin Walzer wrote:
> I'm confused by the number of variations on "popen" that Python offers.
> I'm using os.popen in my programs without difficulty. Is this wrong?
> Should I be using popen 2, popen3, etc.? I'm not clear on what the
> advantages of popen2, 3 etc. are: they seem a lot more complicated.
Use the subprocess module, instead. It makes all of the popen functions more or
less obsolete (it used to be called popen5 before it got moved into the standard
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