Running an operating system command in Python
Additional Python Facilities example from a Well House Consultants training course
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Source code: syscommand Module: Y115
# Note - see also spawn methods
# Note - see improved / extra facilities in Python 2.4
dothis = "ping -c 5 192.168.200.66"
phand = os.popen(dothis)
line = phand.readline()
if line == "": break
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