python 2.7.12 on Linux behaving differently than on Windows

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Mon Dec 5 12:06:09 EST 2016

On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 3:53 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at> wrote:
> In recent years, I've been disillusioned with bash and started using
> Python more and more where I would previously have used bash. Python's
> explicit syntax does automatically give you a level of security, but I
> must say the subprocess.Popen.communicate syntax is painful as hell.
> Your traditional one-liners turn into five-liners, and a casual observer
> will have a slightly hard time understanding what's going on.

Congratulations. You've just discovered why bash is useful.


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