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A base class for wrapping text-processing tools

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A Python module for interfacing with external text tools.

This module provides a single class toolwrapper.ToolWrapper. Objects of this class will launch subprocesses and communicate with them via stdin/stdout pipes.

Copyright ® 2015-2019 Luís Gomes <>.


  • v1.0.0
    • version bump to reflect actual maturity and stability of this module

    • changed logger name to include the module of the class

  • v0.4.1
    • Fixed close()

  • v0.4.0
    • added LICENSE file

    • added tests

    • detect if stdbuf is available

  • v0.3.0
    • changed to MIT license

  • v0.2.0
    • moved sources into ./src/ and adjusted

    • bugfix

  • v0.1.0
    • first working version (unreleased)


  • Implement timeout option for read and write operations.

  • Implement restart.

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