I tried something like this, but with no effect:
command = "cmd.exe"
proc = subprocess.Popen(command, stdin = subprocess.PIPE, stdout = subprocess.PIPE)
You probably want to try something like this:
command = "cmd.exe /C dir C:\\"
I don't think you can pipe into
cmd.exe... If you are coming from a unix background, well,
cmd.exe has some ugly warts!
EDIT: According to Sven Marnach, you can pipe to
cmd.exe. I tried following in a python shell:
>>> import subprocess >>> proc = subprocess.Popen('cmd.exe', stdin = subprocess.PIPE, stdout = subprocess.PIPE) >>> stdout, stderr = proc.communicate('dir c:\\') >>> stdout 'Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]\r\nCopyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporatio n. All rights reserved.\r\n\r\nC:\\Python25>More? '
As you can see, you still have a bit of work to do (only the first line is returned), but you might be able to get this to work...