how to simulate tar filename substitution across piped subprocess.Popen() calls?

jkn jkn_gg at nicorp.f9.co.uk
Mon Nov 19 00:17:48 CET 2012


Hi Hans

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> However, once he does that, it's simpler to cut out xargs and invoke
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> "sh" directly.  Or even cut out "sh" and "test" and instead use
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> os.path.isfile and then call md5sum directly.  And once he does that,
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> he no longer needs to worry about single quotes.
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Yes indeed, using os.path.isfile() and them md5sum directly is my plan ... for reasons of maintainability (by myself) more than anything else.

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> The OP has said, he's going to d all that.  One step at a time.
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> That sounds like a sensible plan to me.
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Thanks a lot.

    J^n


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