python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Dec 5 10:05:50 EST 2016

On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 1:11 AM, BartC <bc at> wrote:
> BTW what does Popen() do when one argument is '*.*'? Will that get expanded
> to multiple extra arguments, and at what point will it be expanded?

Nope. Popen is not a shell.

It sounds as if you want a nerfed shell. Go ahead! I'm sure one
exists. It'll frustrate you no end once you get used to a better
shell, though - always does when I find myself on Windows...


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