[Tutor] how to get response from os.system()
rabidpoobear at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 21:06:25 CET 2008
shawn bright wrote:
> Lo there all,
> I am needing to get a response back from a system command.
> i can do this:
> os.system('mailq | wc -l")
> if i do this in the terminal mailq | wc -l , it will spit out a number.
> How do i get that number as a python variable ?
You need to use the subprocess module, specifically subprocess.Popen, to
open an input pipe from the command so you can read() the data in.
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