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Forking? Calling unix commands from python

P: 14
Hey all!

Just doing some tinkering with python. I am running mac os x and I am wondering how I can call unix commands from python. In C I think I would use a fork, although it has been sometime since I have used C so I am a little fuzzy on the syntax.

I also want to use what the unix command returns.


Typed in the command line: python needs to call the unix ls command and it needs to read in the output from the ls command.

If someone could give me a link or tell me what term I should search for that would be super. Did some searching but wasnt really sure what to search for.

Thanks all! Have a great night!

Dec 19 '08 #1
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Ether use the commands module or os.popen. And the first is a wrapper of the later.
Dec 19 '08 #2

P: 14
THanks! I will investigate!
Dec 19 '08 #3

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