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stdout of child process as an input of another thread in Python?

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I want to use the stdout of child process as an input of another thread, but some how I am not able to read the stdout. Using Popen I have created a child process and stdout of it I have redirected to PIPE (because I don't want that to be printed on with my main process). Now using this statement,"Line=Proc.stdout.readline()" I want to read stdout of child process and I have to do operation on that. but somehow i am not able to read from stdout of child process.

Following is the code snapshot -

Proc = Popen(["python.exe",""],stdout=PIPE)

while True:
            Line = Proc.stdout.readline()
            print Line

Here, process) is continuously printing "Hello World!!" in place of reading stdout of child process.

posted May 29, 2015 by Chirag Gangdev

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You have a look called while true which is the infinite loop. You have to break the loop to avoid infinite run ...For example
while True:
    n = raw_input("Please enter 'hello':")
    if n.strip() == 'hello':
yeah that i know sir..
I guess u didn't understand my question.
i want to use the stdout of child process as an input of another thread.
but some how i am not able to read the stdout.
Using Popen i have created a child process and stdout of it i have redirected to PIPE. (because i don't want that to be printed on with my main process)
now using this statement,"Line=Proc.stdout.readline()" i want to read stdout of child process and i have to do opertaion on that. but somehow i am not able to read from stdout of child process

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Er, yes, well that happens. In all likelihood, what's happening is that your OS has recognized that your subprocess's output isn't connected to a terminal. And therefore, for the sake of efficiency, it is buffering its output until either the program ends or the buffers are full. The buffers can be very big.

Arraigning for the subprocess to end will likely help. If that's not practical and you have any control over it, arranging for it to flush its stdout or run unbuffered or the like may help, but not always.

The pty module:

can also help to persuade your OS not to buffer a subprocess's output.

answer May 29, 2015 by anonymous
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Your description is not sufficiently clear:

If "" is your child process, why should it read the stdout of the child process (i.e. itself).

I suggest, you describe what "" (your child) does and what behavior you observe for the parent.

answer May 30, 2015 by anonymous
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