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March 29th, 2010, 05:34 PM
I am trying to find a widget that will work as an interactive widget as a console. I want to create a tk widget and run os.system('bash') or os.system('cmd.exe') in a widget to have a terminal.

I know there are a lot of terminal programs out there but I haven't found one using tk and I'm trying to incorporate a terminal into another program that will work using python only so that it will work on about any system.

Everything I have read has pointed to the Text or Canvas widgets but I haven't been able to get os.system('bash') to run in it.

Thanks in advance.

March 30th, 2010, 01:10 AM
Well, you don't want os.system() for this, because you need to redirect the input and output to your widget. Look into the subprocess module.

April 4th, 2010, 07:37 PM
OK I'll check out subprocess but can anyone tell me how to redirect input and output to the widget and what widget I should use(text canvas or???)?