[erlang-questions] receiving output from a python shell

Joseph Wayne Norton <>
Mon Jan 28 00:13:31 CET 2013


Here is a snippet that invokes a python program and captures the output.

https://github.com/norton/asciiedoc/blob/master/src/asciiedoc_lib.erl#L96

This example isn't interactive but might be of help to you.

regards,

Joe N.

On Jan 28, 2013, at 8:03 AM, pablo platt <> wrote:

> erlport looks interesting but I don't need to manipulate the python shell response.
> I want to start a python shell (or any other shell), send arbitrary commands to it and get the response.
> 
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:53 AM, Steve Vinoski <> wrote:
> 
> 
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 4:56 PM, pablo platt <> wrote:
> How can I get the output of a python shell?
> 
> This is what I'm trying to do:
> > Port = open_port({spawn, "python"}, [binary, exit_status]).
> #Port<0.586>
> > port_command(Port, "print 1\n").
> true
> > flush().
> ok
> 
> When calling flush(), I expect to get {Port,{data, <<"1\n">>}}
> but I'm not getting any message.
> 
> You might want to try ErlPort:
> 
> http://erlport.org
> 
> Otherwise, you're just going to have to re-code what ErlPort already gives you.
> 
> --steve
> 
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