alternative to hardcoding system util paths
Daniel da Silva
ddasilva at umd.edu
Fri Sep 17 00:23:06 UTC 2010
You could also use the subprocess module, which like os.system, doesn't care
about the absolute path of the executable.
p = subprocess.Popen(['aptitude', 'search', 'gnome'])
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Cosme Domínguez <cosme.ddiaz at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2010/9/17 Stephen Burke <steve.burke.56 at gmail.com>:
> > I'm writing a python script and I'm using aptitude and update-grub in
> > the script. Currently I just use the abolute path to the bins ie.
> > /usr/bin/aptitude. Ultimately I'd like to package it and distribute
> > it as a deb. What's the recommended way to get these paths so they
> > will work on any user's machine? Are there any environment vars that
> > I should use or a service of some kind?
> > Any help or pointing in the right direction would be appreciated or if
> > there is a better list to post this let me know.
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