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Author r.david.murray
Recipients benjamin.peterson, brian.curtin, cvrebert, georg.brandl, ncoghlan, pitrou, r.david.murray, terry.reedy
Date 2010-02-02.13:30:32
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I like the idea of pointing out that shlex can be used to determine exactly what to pass to subprocess, but I agree that the proposed patch is too wordy (and still too much in a negative voice).

Here is an alternate simpler patch.

Note that while I have also clarified the last sentence in the shell=True case, I think that this is in fact a bug in the Popen API.  As far as I can tell the ability to pass arguments to the shell after the -c is useless, and I think Popen should instead raise a ValueError if passed a sequence when shell is True.  But that is a different bug report....
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