Python - Calling a non python program from python?

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Published on 2010-05-27T09:08:46Z Indexed on 2010/05/27 9:11 UTC
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I am currently struggling to call a non python program from a python script.

I have a ~1000 files that when passed through this C++ program will generate ~1000 outputs. Each output file must have a distinct name.

The command I wish to run is of the form:

program_name -input -output -o1 -o2 -o3

To date I have tried:

import os

cwd = os.getcwd()

files = os.listdir(cwd)

required_files = []

for i in file:
    if i.endswith('.ttp'):

So, I have an array of the neccesary files. My problem - how do I iterate over the array and for each entry, pass it to the above command (program_name) as an argument and specify a unique output id for each file?

Much appreciated, S :-)

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