Redirect output on script

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Thu Sep 17 21:41:08 CEST 2009


On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 3:58 AM, glenn.pringle at gmail.com
<glenn.pringle at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to redirect the output of the command below to another
> file
> type test.txt > test.bak
>
> I'm trying to do this as part of a python script running on Windows
> XP.
>
> I'm using os.system('type "filepath.txt > filepath.bak"') but nothing
> is happening.
>
> I was wondering if somebody could enlighten me.

Using the handy-dandy subprocess module:

bak = file('filepath.bak', 'w')
subprocess.call(['type', 'filepath.txt'], stdout=bak)

Cheers,
Chris
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