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On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> Unfortunately io.popen "is system dependent and is not available on
> all platforms."

Well, all _desktop_ platforms, certainly (it can be dodgy on Windows
with GUI subsystem applications). But then there's always os.execute()
+ redirection to a temp file.

Adrian has a good suggestion, but it seems easier to parse the output
of 'file' than to do a library binding.

steve d.