redirecting stderr back..

Christian Heimes lists at
Fri Jan 9 23:52:17 CET 2009

Robert Kern schrieb:
> Christian Heimes wrote:
>> rh0dium schrieb:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Can someone tell me how to redirect stderr back to the console once
>>> you've moved it?
>> sys.stderr = sys.__stderr__
>> or better:
>> orig_stderr = sys.stderr
>> try:
>>     sys.stderr = open(...)
>>     ...
>> finally:
>>     sys.stderr = orig_stderr
> He's not reassigning the sys.stderr object; he's fiddling with the
> underlying file descriptor.

I know that. I wanted to show him a better way than messing around with
file descriptors. In Python one doesn't have to (and should not) alter
the file descriptor of a standard stream. Python always uses sys.stderr
to write to the standard error stream.


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