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spawn snmptrap from python

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I am trying to spawn an snmptrap from python but i keep getting the following error

Invalid version specified after -v flag: 2c -c public SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.3.1.1

here is the python code i am using
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  1. from subprocess import Popen
  2. Popen(['snmptrap', '-v 2c -c public SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.3.1.1'])
When i test the same command from the shell like this it works
snmptrap -v 2c -c public SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.3.1.1

I tried to close the space between v and 2c so its like this -v2c but i still get the error.

I will appreciate it very much if you can help me correct this or point out to me what i am doing wrong.

Apr 9 '13 #1
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I got it to work and this is the code i used
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  1. import subprocess
  2. from subprocess import Popen, PIPE
  3. path = "-v 2c -c public '' SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.3.1.1"
  4. Popen(['/opt/csw/bin/snmptrap', '%s' % path], shell=True, stdout=PIPE, stderr=subprocess.STDOUT)
If someone also has a better way to do it i will appreciate that as well.
Apr 9 '13 #2

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