[Tutor] python newbie..system call help

jfouhy@paradise.net.nz jfouhy at paradise.net.nz
Wed Jul 13 02:20:43 CEST 2005

Quoting Mike Pindzola <pindzola at charter.net>:

> Should I be even trying to make a system call? Is there a better way to
> talk to the shell? Either way, please enlighten me. Thanks.

There may be a better way to achieve what you want to do, without using the
shell at all.  For example, the os and os.path modules include a range of
functions for manipulating files and directories (listing, walking, moving,
renaming, et cetera).  Perhaps, if you say what you are trying to achieve, we
can give some pointers.


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