[IPython-user] iPython & os.popen under windows [cont]
it at crummock.com
Wed Apr 19 10:38:52 CDT 2006
Many apologies, I sent that before I had finished putting in the details.
Further to my original post here is some additional info:
I am using Python 2.4 (the ActivePython distribution).
my iPython version is the most recent 0.7.1.fix1 version.
I also found some problems with os.popen in older versions of
windows/python so tried using win32pipe.popen. This didn't solve my
My original post is attached below, for convenience.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: iPython & os.popen under windows
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 16:18:11 +0100
From: Ross McKerchar <it at crummock.com>
To: ipython-user at scipy.net
I cant get the os.popen function to work in iPython.
More specifically, the file like object it returns doesn't seem to
Here's a concrete example:
f = os.popen('dir /c c:\\')
Works fine when run straight from the python interpretor, printing a
list containing the output of the dir command, one line per item.
However, in iPython f.readlines() instead returns an empty list.
The only similar problem I have found is from someone using cygwin (post
it doesn't look relevant, as far as I can see.
thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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