[Zope] calling os.system using external method
Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:15:04 -0700
Some notes on spawning an external process, assuming you want it to
> -----Original Message-----
> From: J Cameron Cooper [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 1:07 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Zope] calling os.system using external method
> >I have an External method that uses os.system to execute
> >a linux command on a local host. I am trying to pass a file name
> >to the findDocs function (see below) to locate the location
> (path) of the
> >wanted file and print it out on a dtml document. Can
> someone please show me
> >how to make this work?
> >Thanks in advanced for any suggestions.
> >#Python script to find location/path of local file
> >import os
> >unixCommand = 'find /home/uploads/ -name %'
> >def findDocs(arg):
> > os.system(unixCommand%arg)
> ><dtml-call "externalMethodName(arg=fileName)">
> I suspect you'll want to use one of the commands that allows
> you to get
> the results of a system call. Without the Python docs in
> front of me, I
> think that's 'os.popen' or similar. Maye you can do it with
> but I don't do it enough to have memorized it.
> Split the results from stdin into elements of a list(by newline,
> probably), and call it with a list iterator (like dtml-in) to do your
> rendering. Shouldn't be more that five or six lines.
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