[Tutor] Popen and Prompting
dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Wed Aug 31 21:06:22 CEST 2005
On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, Faulconer, Steven M. wrote:
> Been digging through the web and the archives for the tutor list and
> can't seem to locate an answer to my question. It is probably out there,
> but my searching skills are failing me. I recently wrote a GUI for
> several command line programs using Tkinter. Everything is working quite
> well, until I ran into one program that actually prompts for some input.
This is a common problem. The Unix folks have traditionally used a
program called "Expect" to automate talking with interactive external
processes. There's a Python equivalent to Expect: take a look at the
'pexpect' module. Here you go:
The documentation on that page has a few examples that should help you get
started. Best of wishes to you!
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