command line arguments using subprocess

J

Jim

Hello,

I'm trying to use subprocess to drive a Perl script. I'm having some
trouble getting it to spot the command line arguments. Basically, if
I call subprocess(args).wait() where args has a second item, I can't
convince the Perl script to see it. Below is a pretty small example.
If someone could get me unstuck, I'd appreciate it. (Python 2.4.4c1,
if that helps.)

Thanks,
Jim


.................. /home/ftpmaint/test.pl................
#!/usr/bin/env perl
print "\$0 is -->$0<--\n";
print "\$ARGV[0] is -->$ARGV[0]<--\n";

die "usage: $0 PKGNAME\n" unless @ARGV == 1;


................/home/ftpmaint/subtest.py.................
import os,subprocess

args=['/home/ftpmaint/test.pl','a']
p=subprocess.Popen(args,shell=True,stdout=subprocess.PIPE,stderr=subprocess.PIPE,cwd=os.getcwd())
retCode=p.wait()
print "retCode=",retCode
print "stdout>>",p.stdout.read()
print "stderr>>",p.stderr.read()


............ some command line work ..............
ftpmaint@millstone:~$ ./test.pl
$0 is --./test.pl--
$ARGV[0] is --><--
usage: ./test.pl PKGNAME

ftpmaint@millstone:~$ ./test.pl a
$0 is --./test.pl--
$ARGV[0] is -->a<--

ftpmaint@millstone:~$ python subtest.py
retCode= 255
stdout= $0 is --/home/ftpmaint/test.pl--
$ARGV[0] is --><--
 
G

Gabriel Genellina

I'm trying to use subprocess to drive a Perl script. I'm having some
trouble getting it to spot the command line arguments. Basically, if
I call subprocess(args).wait() where args has a second item, I can't
convince the Perl script to see it. Below is a pretty small example.
If someone could get me unstuck, I'd appreciate it. (Python 2.4.4c1,
if that helps.)
args=['/home/ftpmaint/test.pl','a']
p=subprocess.Popen(args,shell=True,stdout=subprocess.PIPE,stderr=subprocess.PIPE,cwd=os.getcwd())

Try with 'perl' explicitely as first argument, or without shell=True; if
cwd is the current dir, there is no need to include it.
 

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