Win32 stdin redirection

Tim Harig usernet at
Fri Jun 12 04:01:44 EDT 2009

On 2009-06-12, lynvie <lyndiechiou at> wrote:
> Thanks for the additional info! I had no idea this was an old Windows
> problem... I'm using Windows XP and I'm up-to-date on all my patches.

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, would prefer that you think of it as a

This is a problem that I would suspect has plagued a lot of people because
it doesn't seem to be overly documented in any of the popular python
learning materials.  Even Mark Hammond & Andy Robinson's book _Python
Programming on Win32_ doesn't mention the problem directly in its Windowes
gotchas section-- though it does mention there are a number of bugs in the
Windows implementation of popen().

> The good news is I can invoke the script correctly now, thanks to your
> help!

Happy Pythoning!

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