Python is a very powerful language that is used for automation. And a lot of times we create CLI tools using python. Python can be used to write a wrapper that would call Unix commands and we want to also see the output of those commands.
Let us see how we can use python to get the real-time output of any command executed by python.
from subprocess import Popen, PIPE def run_generator(command): process = Popen(command, stdout=PIPE, shell=True) while True: line = process.stdout.readline().rstrip() if not line: break yield line if __name__ == "__main__": unix_command = "ping -c 5 thetldr.tech" for result in run_generator(unix_command): print(result)
In the above example, we are using built-in
subprocess module to get the response.
run function is acting as a generator which is returning the output after every iteration.