[Tutor] Opening a dos exe

Ray Parrish crp at cmc.net
Sat Mar 13 13:16:35 CET 2010

Emile van Sebille wrote:
> On 3/10/2010 11:33 AM Armstrong, Richard J. said...
>> The problem comes in that the dos program requires three
>> inputs (input1.txt, input2.txt and input3.txt - see attached picture)
>> but I cannot find a way of getting this information to the dos program
>> from python. Any ideas?
You could use os.system("startprogram.bat"), and 
create startprogram.bat
to run the dos program, and feed it the files, 
either all at once, or
one at a time via the command line if it accepts 
command line input.

You could write out startprogram.bat 
programatically, just before you
call it, then remove it after running it to reduce 

Hope this is what you're looking for.

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