How to run Bash commands in Python?

Run Bash commands in Python

In Python, you can run Bash commands by using the subprocess module.


Here's an example of how to run a Bash command and print its output in Python:

import subprocess

# Run a Bash command and capture its output
output = subprocess.check_output("ls -a", shell=True)

# Print the output

In this example, the subprocess.check_output() function is used to run the Bash command "ls -a". The shell=True argument tells subprocess to use the shell to execute the command. The output of the command is captured in the output variable and then printed to the console using the print() function.

You can replace "ls -a" with any other Bash command that you want to run in your Python code.

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