[Tutor] issuing system commands
perlmunky at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 26 13:01:22 CET 2007
I am trying to break my nasty habit of doing EVERYTHING in perl and for this
task I figure python is one of the better options.
I would like to do several things:
1. take user input - this will be a password
2. use some sort of function that converts the unser input to * or the
typical '' no output of linux.
3. Take this input and use it in the os.system to issue an su command.
All I have so far is:
import os, sys
password = raw_input('Enter USER password: ')
print "you entered ", password
os.system("su perlmunky password")
I guess point three is more of a system dependent problem - As I work on a
mac and linux is there a better way of issuing these commands? All I really
want to do is mount/unmount directories and shift / delete files. I know
how to do this in perl, but as I said I really want to kick the habit.
Any help - pointers - advice would be most welcome.
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