python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows
rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 10:53:53 EST 2016
On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 2:41 AM, BartC <bc at freeuk.com> wrote:
> Are you saying that if someone executes:
> subprocess.Popen(["python","a.py", "*"])
> the output will be: ['a.py','*']?
> In that case forget Windows vs. Linux, you now have a program that will get
> command parameters processed differently depending on whether it was invoked
> from a shell or not.
Yes, that is correct. *SHELLS DO STUFF*. If you can't comprehend this,
you should get to know your shell. Try this:
python a.py %PATH%
subprocess.Popen(["python", "a.py", "%PATH%"])
Would you expect those to do the same? If you do, prepare for Windows
to surprise you. If you don't, why do you keep expecting other shells
to do nothing?
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