Flush stdin

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 03:23:00 CEST 2014

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 10:38 PM, Empty Account <emptya45 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using netcat to listen to a port and python to read stdin and print to
> the console.
> nc -l 2003 | python print_metrics.py

After lengthy discussion about what it means to flush stdin, I think
it's high time someone asked the question: Why not skip nc altogether,
and have your Python program do its own socket work? Then you don't
have to worry about stream flushing at all.


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