passing a variable to an external program

Neil Cerutti horpner at
Thu Jan 11 20:18:29 CET 2007

On 2007-01-11, Rich <richfahey at> wrote:
> I want to run an external program using os.system() but I want to
> include a variable in the middle of the command line.
> An example of the type of thing I want to be able to do:
> pathname = os.path.dirname(sys.argv[0])
> os.system('cscript /nologo ' + pathname + '\test.vbs')

Use / instead of \, or \\ instead of \.

Neil Cerutti
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