Python os.openpty() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another section of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Os openpty() method.

The Python os openpty() method opens a pseudo-terminal pair and then it returns a pair of the file descriptors (master, slave) for the pty & tty respectively.


The following below is the syntax for Python Os openpty() method -

os.openpty( )

Parameter Details

  • NA

Return Value

It returns a pair of the file descriptors I.e., master and slave.


The following below is a simple example -

# !/usr/bin/python

import os

# master for pty, slave for tty
m,s = os.openpty()

print m
print s

# showing terminal name
s = os.ttyname(s)
print m
print s

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the Python OS pathconf() Method.

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