Why command os.popen works in python interactive mode but not in script debugger mode?

Viet Nguyen vhnguyenn at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 12 15:39:22 CEST 2014


On Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:15:57 PM UTC-7, Viet Nguyen wrote:
> Can anyone give me hint or reason why same command behaves differently in debugger mode from interactive mode:
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> From interactive mode:
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> >>> import os
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> >>> p = os.popen('date')
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> >>> p.read()
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> 'Thu Sep 11 11:18:07 PDT 2014\n'
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> But from debugger mode in a script:
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> >>> import os
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> (Pdb) p = os.popen('date')
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> *** SyntaxError: SyntaxError('invalid syntax', ('<string>', 1, 1, "= os.popen('date')"))
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> Can anyone help me why there is syntax here?
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> Thanks,
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> Viet

Thank you for your help.  That resolved the issue.



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