ptyprocess: Python interaction with subprocesses in a pseudoterminal¶
Launch a subprocess in a pseudo terminal (pty), and interact with both the process and its pty.
Sometimes, piping stdin and stdout is not enough. There might be a password prompt that doesn’t read from stdin, output that changes when it’s going to a pipe rather than a terminal, or curses-style interfaces that rely on a terminal. If you need to automate these things, running the process in a pseudo terminal (pty) is the answer.
Ptyprocess is under the ISC license, as code derived from Pexpect.
Equivalent System Packages¶
$ conda install ptyprocess python:ptyprocess
macports: install the following packages: ptyprocess python:ptyprocess opensuse:
$ sudo zypper install ptyprocess python:ptyprocess
However, these system packages will not be used for building Sage because using Python site-packages is not supported by the Sage distribution; see https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/29023