[Tutor] XP & catching execl o/p ?
Tim.Golden at viacom-outdoor.co.uk
Wed Dec 6 13:00:17 CET 2006
| Just looked at WMI - didn't know it existed !
| Am going down the subprocess route first as its 'built in'.
| If that does not work - hello WMI
Personally, I find having both (and other) tools
in my toolbelt useful -- I've just answered another
question elsewhere about starting and stopping
a process on Win32 using the pywin32 win32process
module, so that's another option...
Generally subprocess is the recommended approach
these days because it's specifically designed to
superseded the various popen/spawn/system choices
previously available. The only problem is that its
general-purpose nature means fossicking around to
mimic the relative simplicity of os.popen:
pipe = os.popen ("tasklist")
# skip unwanted headers
for line in pipe.readlines ():
print line.split ()
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