File object wrapper for a String?

Christian Heimes lists at
Fri Feb 15 00:07:27 CET 2008

David Erickson wrote:
> I am using the Popen class from subprocess and would like to feed a
> string in as the stdin parameter, however primarily it only takes a
> File object.  Does there exist a wrapper for a string to do this?  I
> know I can just dump the string to a temp file and feed that in but
> that is pretty hacky.

You don't need a file like object:

popen = subprocess.Popen(..., stdin=subprocess.PIPE)


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