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EasyProcess is an easy to use python subprocess interface.


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  • layer on top of subprocess module
  • easy to start, stop programs
  • easy to get standard output/error, return code of programs
  • command can be list or string
  • logging
  • timeout
  • unit-tests
  • cross-platform, development on linux
  • global config file with program aliases
  • shell is not supported
  • pipes are not supported
  • stdout/stderr is set only after the subprocess has finished
  • stop() does not kill whole subprocess tree
  • unicode support
  • supported python versions: 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Known problems:
  • none
Similar projects:

Basic usage

>>> from easyprocess import EasyProcess
>>> EasyProcess('python --version').call().stderr
u'Python 2.6.6'



  • install pip

  • install the program:

    # as root
    pip install EasyProcess


sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install EasyProcess


# as root
pip uninstall EasyProcess
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