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Reading from another process in Tcl (pipes and sockets)

If you want to read from another process on the same system that you're running your code on in Tcl can be done using a pipe - you can use open with the command name instead of the file name, preceeded by a pipe character (|) - thus:

set said [open |df r]
 
while {[gets $said this] >= 0} {
  puts $this
}


You can also talk to a process on another system if it's running as a server using sockets. In Tcl all you need to do in the simplest case is to use a socket command instead of an open, and you can use puts and gets on the resource that's returned. Here's an example of a Tcl script that connects to a web server and downloads a page of html:

set talkto [socket 192.168.200.67 80]
 
puts $talkto "GET /index.html HTTP/1.0\n"
flush $talkto
set lines 0
 
while {[gets $talkto stuffing] > -1} {
  incr lines
  puts $stuffing
}
puts $lines


(written 2007-10-26, updated 2011-03-01)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
T209 - Tcl/Tk - File and Directory Handling
  [779] The fragility of pancakes - and better structures - (2006-06-26)
  [785] Running external processes in Tcl and Tcl/Tk - (2006-06-29)
  [1426] Buffering up in Tcl - the empty coke can comparison - (2007-11-10)
  [1467] stdout v stderr (Tcl, Perl, Shell) - (2007-12-10)
  [2467] Tcl - catching an error before your program crashes - (2009-10-22)
  [3192] Tcl - Some example of HOW TO in handling data files and formats - (2011-03-04)
  [3320] Reading the nth line from a file (Perl and Tcl examples) - (2011-06-09)
  [3429] Searching through all the files in or below a directory - Ruby, Tcl, Perl - (2011-09-09)
  [3617] The fileutil package and a list of file system commands in Tcl - (2012-02-18)
  [4461] Reading from a URL, and reading Json, from your Tcl script - (2015-03-12)
  [4523] Catching failed commands and not crashing the program in Tcl - (2015-10-10)
  [4524] Tcl - a new example for data reformatting - (2015-10-10)


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