Back
Close

Computing with Data

elgeish
31.2K views
Previous: Importing Modules Next: Scalar Data Types

Executing Shell Commands

Shell commands can be executed from within Python using the function system("shell command"), which is defined in the module os. A newer alternative to os.system that provides much more flexible functionality is the call function, which is defined in the subprocess module:

import os
os.system("ls -al") # call shell command ls -al
import subprocess as sp
sp.call(["ls", "-al"])
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Create your playground on Tech.io
This playground was created on Tech.io, our hands-on, knowledge-sharing platform for developers.
Go to tech.io
codingame x discord
Join the CodinGame community on Discord to chat about puzzle contributions, challenges, streams, blog articles - all that good stuff!
JOIN US ON DISCORD
Online Participants