Why cant I call the following in python using os?
'telnet' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
@Jon S.: Programs like Telnet and SSH are interactive in nature. So when you open a telnet it will return something from the shell it is running to handle that particular connection. I haven't tried running the command like you mentioned above but I have used 'telnetlib' of python in Windows successfully in the past and still using it. Here is a snippet that can be of help.
import telnetlib import os host_ip = "188.8.131.52" user = "user" password = "password" tnet_hndl = telnetlib.Telnet(host_ip) print (tnet_hndl.read_until(b"login: ")) tnet_hndl.write(user.encode('ascii') + b"\n") print (tnet_hndl.read_until(b"Password: ")) tnet_hndl.write(password.encode('ascii') + b"\n") print (tnet_hndl.read_until(b"# ")) #tnet_hndl.set_debuglevel(1) #enable this if you want to debug more tnet_hndl.write(b"<enter some windows cmd here>" + b"\n") print (tnet_hndl.read_until(b"# ")) tnet_hndl.close()
Hope this helps.