subprocess module in the standard library:
import subprocess subprocess.run(["ls", "-l"])
The advantage of
os.system is that it is more flexible (you can get the
stderr, the “real” status code, better error handling, etc…).
Even the documentation for
os.system recommends using
subprocessmodule provides more powerful facilities for spawning new processes and retrieving their results; using that module is preferable to using this function. See the Replacing Older Functions with the subprocess Module section in the
subprocessdocumentation for some helpful recipes.
On Python 3.4 and earlier, use
subprocess.call instead of