[Tutor] how to get response from os.system()
pylinuxian at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 20:12:51 CET 2008
use os.popen("your cmd here")
On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 8:06 PM, Luke Paireepinart <rabidpoobear at gmail.com>
> 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
> > 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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