[Pythonmac-SIG] system, popen, tarfile on OS X

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sat Mar 5 23:50:35 CET 2005

On Mar 4, 2005, at 6:17 PM, Bill MacKenzie wrote:

> I'm preparing a script which will launch an external program (a JAR),  
> process the XML file that results, tar the files output from the 
> processed XML, and FTP the tarball to a remote location.
> The middle and the end are just fine, but running the external program 
> and tarring the results have me hung up.
> I see system, popen and tarfile  available in the modules list, but 
> not on the Mac version.
> I need to be able to give the external (JAR) command line arguments 
> based on the system clock.
> I could adapt a Perl script that currently does this task, but where 
> would be the fun in that?
> I'm running OS X.3.7 and Python 2.3.

Python 2.3 on OS X definitely has everything that you say it doesn't.  
What is this "modules list" you're referring to?


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