Easiest way to get exit code from os.popen()?

mrstephengross mrstephengross at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 24 21:07:44 CEST 2007

Hi folks. I'm using os.popen() to run a command; according to the
documentation, the filehandle.close() oepration is suppsoed to return
the exit code. However, when I execute something like "exit 5",
close() returns 1280. Here's the code:

  pipe = os.popen("exit 5")
  print pipe.close() # prints 1280

Am I doing something wrong? Is there an easier way to get the exit


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