Issue with subprocess Module

MRAB google at
Tue Apr 7 15:15:55 CEST 2009

Tim Golden wrote:
> tarun wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I've a batch file to be  invoke using a python script. The batch file has
>> pause, and the time, I need to send some command to the batch file 
>> from my
>> scripts. I placed both, the batch file (test.bat) and the python script
>> ( in the same folder. And executed ''
> I can't reproduce this in Python 2.6.1. The following is the
> result of cut-and-pasting your & test.bat and running
> them from the command line:
> <dump>
> C:\temp>
> C:\temp>echo "START'
> C:\temp>pause
> Press any key to continue . . .
> C:\temp>echo 'END'
> 'END'
> C:\temp>
> </dump>
> which is pretty much which I'd expected. I know there have been quite
> a few changes to the subprocess module between Python 2.5 & 2.6 so
> maybe you need to upgrade. (Failing that, we'd have to work a bit
> harder to pin down a specific bug in the 2.5 code since 2.5 is now
> in bugfix-release mode only, I think).
> BTW, echo simply echoes whatever follows it, regardless of
> (or including) quotes of any sort. So just do: echo START.
I couldn't reproduce it either. I wonder whether one or both of the
files is open in an editor and whether that could cause the problem.

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