The commands Module

(Unix only) The commands module contains a few convenience functions designed to make it easier to execute external commands under Unix. Example 3-7 demonstrates this module.

Example 3-7. Using the commands Module

File: commands-example-1.py

import commands

stat, output = commands.getstatusoutput("ls -lR")

print "status", "=>", stat
print "output", "=>", len(output), "bytes"

status => 0
output => 171046 bytes

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