Just started programming in Python and iI'm already starting to like this language very much.
I have a problem with a program I wrote last night - I'm trying to ping a certain host using
and then read the %errorlevel% from my system using
result = os.popen("echo %errorlevel%) print result.read(
the problem is, I keep getting the number zero every time I check for the result data.
usually, getting this value from the %errorlevel%" means that the last command ran without any issues - which means the ping succeeded, but in this case I keep getting 0 even if I ping imaginary hosts.
I think the problem resides in the os.popen use - when I use it the first time it finishes and then closes the command prompt window - so when I check the %errorlevel% variable at the second os.popen command, it gives me the data of a totally new command prompt window!
so my question is - how do I run the first ping command and keep the windows open and run the second "echo %errorlevel% command in the same window?
thanks for reading this long scroll - and thank u very much if you can help :-)