[Tutor] How to pass a python variable to subprocess.call?

Abhijeet Rastogi abhijeet.1989 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 00:19:53 CEST 2010

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 3:31 AM, Sean Carolan <scarolan at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm rewriting a bunch of my bash scripts to get some python practice.
> There are some instances where python doesn't have the built-in text
> processing that I need, so I'm using subprocess.call.  How can I pass
> a python variable to these subprocesses?  For example:
> mydir = "/usr/local/bin"
> subprocess.call("ls -l /usr/local/bin", shell=True)
> subprocess.call("ls -l "+mydir,shell=True)
will do the job. In python, we can simply concatenate the strings like that.

How do I replace /usr/local/bin in the subprocess call with the mydir
> variable?
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Abhijeet Rastogi (shadyabhi)
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