command line arguments using subprocess

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Thu Mar 15 23:02:49 CET 2007

En Wed, 14 Mar 2007 16:51:04 -0300, Jim <jhefferon at> escribió:

> I'm trying to use subprocess to drive a Perl script.  I'm having some
> trouble getting it to spot the command line arguments.  Basically, if
> I call subprocess(args).wait() where args has a second item, I can't
> convince the Perl script to see it.  Below is a pretty small example.
> If someone could get me unstuck, I'd appreciate it.  (Python 2.4.4c1,
> if that helps.)
> args=['/home/ftpmaint/','a']
> p=subprocess.Popen(args,shell=True,stdout=subprocess.PIPE,stderr=subprocess.PIPE,cwd=os.getcwd())

Try with 'perl' explicitely as first argument, or without shell=True; if  
cwd is the current dir, there is no need to include it.

Gabriel Genellina

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