[Tutor] Running an exe from Python

Nagendra Singh singh01 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 20:14:14 CET 2007


I am trying to learn Python and have no prior programming experience. My
problem is that I am trying to call an .exe through Python,  the exe gives
certain information about a file when I simply type it at the command
prompt, something like  C:> getinfo C:\Singh\abc.bcd and it displays the
information about abc.bcd in the command window. I am trying to do the same
thing through Python ( i downloaded it from activestate)

Here is what I tried :

import os
file1 = r 'C:\Program Files\Tools1\bin\getinfo.exe' 'C:\Singh\abc.bcd'

What it does is that opens and closes the command window really fast and
displays a value of 1 in the interpreter. How can I get python to display
the results in the interactive window or what is the right way to do this.

thanks in advance,

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